Romina Secci

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BACKGROUND Protein malnutrition and lowering serum albumin is frequent in hemodialysis patients. A special amino acid formulation has recently been used with favorable effects in elderly people but no data exist in renal patients. AIM To assess the effects of this novel amino acid formulation in stable hemodialysis patients with reduced albumin levels. (More)
A 38-year-old woman, obese (219 kg), diabetic, hypertensive, chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4, with low plasma albumin level (2.9 g dl(-1)) and marked proteinuria (22 g per day) was studied. Given the advanced-stage CKD with nephrotic proteinuria, we supplemented low-protein diet with high doses of a tailored essential amino acid mixture (AAs: 44 g per(More)
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