Estimation of protein intake using urinary urea nitrogen in patients with early-stage liver cirrhosis.

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PURPOSE Evaluation of protein intake of patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) would facilitate optimal nutritional support. However, it has never been done on the basis of urinary urea nitrogen (UUN). The aim of this study, therefore, is to determine the usefulness of the estimated protein intake (EPI) based on UUN in patients with LC. METHODS A total of 42… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12072-007-9019-0

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