Nutritional support in children with end-stage liver disease: a randomized crossover trial of a branched-chain amino acid supplement.

@article{Chin1992NutritionalSI,
  title={Nutritional support in children with end-stage liver disease: a randomized crossover trial of a branched-chain amino acid supplement.},
  author={Simon E. Chin and Ross William Shepherd and Bijoy J. Thomas and Geoffrey John Cleghorn and Mark K Patrick and James Allen Wilcox and Tat Hin Ong and Stephen V. Lynch and Russell W. Strong},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1992},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={158-63}
}
Malnutrition is common in children with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), and nutritional support is assuming an important role in preoperative management. To evaluate preoperative nutritional therapy, 19 children (median age 1.25 y) with ESLD awaiting OLT were prospectively studied. Two high-energy, isoenergetic and isonitrogenous nutritional formulations delivered nasogastrically were compared: a branched-chain amino acid (BCAA)-enriched… CONTINUE READING

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