Miriam Blumenkrantz

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Balance studies for nitrogen, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium were carried out in eight men undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) to determine dietary protein requirements and mineral balances. Patients were fed high energy diets for 14 to 33 days which provided either 0.98 (seven studies) or 1.44 g (six studies) of(More)
Nutritional status was assessed in 24 clinically stable children, aged 9.68 +/- 4.31 (SD) yr, who underwent CAPD for 6.6 +/- 4.4 months. Energy intake tended to be more suppressed than protein intake. Several nutritional parameters were more abnormal in children less than 10 yr old as compared to children 10 yr of age or older. In comparison to normals of(More)
During continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), concentrations of serum urea nitrogen (SUN) have been reported that are lower than what would be predicted from estimated dietary protein intake and the calculated urea clearance by dialysis. Net urea generation (urea nitrogen appearance) and losses of various nitrogenous constituents were measured(More)
The losses of protein into dialysate have been considered a major limitation of maintenance peritoneal dialysis. We, therefore, undertook a comprehensive evaluation of protein losses in 30 patients undergoing maintenance intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IPD), 12 patients undergoing acute IPD, and 8 patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal(More)
Since wasting and malnutrition are common problems in patients with renal failure, it is important to develop techniques for the longitudinal assessment of nutritional status. This paper reviews available methods for assessing the nutritional status; their possible limitations when applied to uremic patients are discussed. If carefully done, dietary intake(More)
Free amino acid losses into dialysate during a 24-h collection period and postabsorptive plasma amino acid concentrations were measured in 14 studies in nine clinically stable men undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Patients ingested diets containing 97 +/- 18 (SD) g/day of protein in a metabolic research unit. Total amino acid losses were(More)
We report on a child with X-linked nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) who developed Wilms tumor (WT). Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is caused by mutations of the arginine vasopressin receptor (AVPR2) or aquaporin-II (AQP2) genes. Wilms tumor is also genetically heterogeneous and is associated with mutations of WT1 (15–20%), WTX (20–30%) and other loci.(More)