Muscle and plasma amino acids and nutritional status in kidney-transplanted children.


Nutritional status, assessed by anthropometric and biochemical methods, protein and amino-acid (AA) composition and muscle water were evaluated in 11 kidney transplanted children and in a control group of 10 children with normal renal function who were undergoing elective surgery. Samples of the rectus abdominis muscle were taken when surgery was performed… (More)


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