Early dietary protein and phosphorus restriction is effective in delaying progression of chronic renal failure.

@article{Maschio1983EarlyDP,
  title={Early dietary protein and phosphorus restriction is effective in delaying progression of chronic renal failure.},
  author={Giuseppe Maschio and Lamberto Oldrizzi and Nicola Tessitore and Angela D'Angelo and Enrico Valvo and Antonio Lupo and Carmelo Loschiavo and A M Fabris and Linda Gammaro and Carlo Rugiu},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
  year={1983},
  volume={16},
  pages={S273-7}
}
A diet containing about 40 kcal/kg, 0.6 g/kg of protein, 700 mg of phosphorus, and 1,000 to 1,500 mg of calcium (orally supplemented) was prescribed to three groups of patients with chronic renal failure for 6 to 76 months. The mean serum creatinine values were 2.18 mg/dl in group 1 (25 patients), 4.24 mg/dl in group 2 (20 patients), and 6.10 mg/dl in group 3 (8 patients). An additional group of 30 patients (group 4) who had followed no specific dietary treatment for 3 to 72 months was taken as… CONTINUE READING

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