Effects of different energy intakes on nitrogen balance in patients with acute renal failure: a pilot study.


BACKGROUND Thus far, there have been no controlled studies to examine optimal levels of energy provision in critically ill patients with acute renal failure (ARF) receiving artificial nutrition. METHODS After a 24 h nitrogen-free regimen (20% dextrose), we assigned during an open-label, AB/BA-crossover-trial, 10 ARF patients receiving both total… (More)

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