Giulia Maria Manna

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One hundred twenty-eight patients with different renal diseases and chronic renal failure, stratified according to the underlying disease, were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects on the rate of decline of renal function of two diets, a controlled protein diet (CPD) of 1 g protein/kg ideal body-weight (i.b.w.)/day, and a(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Refeeding severely malnourished patients with Anorexia nervosa requires specialized in-patient treatment to reduce medical risks, to avoid refeeding syndrome and other life-threatening situations. METHODS The authors present a retrospective cohort nutritional rehabilitation study of 33 very severe Anorexia nervosa in-patients, aged 22.8(More)
Nephrotic patients with persistent proteinuria also have various lipid abnormalities that may promote atherosclerosis and more rapid progression of renal disease. We aimed to find out whether dietary manipulation can correct the hyperlipidaemia found in these patients. After a baseline control period of 8 weeks on their usual diets, 20 untreated patients(More)
Twenty-four patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy, long-lasting nephrotic syndrome and serum creatinine less than 2 mg/dl ate sequentially, in a randomized cross-over design, a normal protein diet containing 1.1 +/- 0.3 g/kg/day of proteins and a low protein diet containing 0.7 +/- 0.1 g/kg/day of protein, each diet for a period of 3 months. Both(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim is to present clinical results achieved with an intensive treatment programme for severe anorexia nervosa (AN) patients at risk of severe disability or death. Aims of the treatment are to remove life threatening conditions, physical and nutritional rehabilitation, and psychological and relational rehabilitation. METHODS We present an(More)
Our aim was to determine whether a longer period of treatment with a vegetarian soy diet with addition of fish oil supplements would accentuate the beneficial effects on hyperlipidemia and proteinuria of nephrotic patients we found in a previous study. After an 8-week baseline period on free diet, patients were randomly allocated either on soy diet alone(More)
The restricted diets of patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) can lead to inadequate intake of some vitamins. We studied thiamin, riboflavin and pyridoxine nutritional status of CRI subjects on unrestricted or low-protein diet. Results show that riboflavin status is inadequate even before the beginning of the follow up and worsens with time for(More)