Nutritional status of children undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

  title={Nutritional status of children undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={Isidro B. Salusky and Richard N. Fine and Pauline Nelson and M J Blumenkrantz and Joel David Kopple},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={38 4},
Nutritional status was assessed in 24 clinically stable children, aged 9.68 +/- 4.31 (SD) yr, who underwent CAPD for 6.6 +/- 4.4 months. Energy intake tended to be more suppressed than protein intake. Several nutritional parameters were more abnormal in children less than 10 yr old as compared to children 10 yr of age or older. In comparison to normals of the same chronological age and sex, both groups of patients displayed reduced height, weight, midarm, and midarm muscle circumference, and… CONTINUE READING
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