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Oxystarch and other Polyaldehydes: The Present Status in the Treatment of Uremia

  • Carmelo Giordano
  • Renato Esposito

Abstract

Polyaldehydes, such as oxidized starch and cellulose, are in theory very potent urea and ammonia binders. However, their clinical use in the last ten years has lit some hope; their efficacy in reducing body uremic waste nitrogen accumulation has suffered, admittedly, comparable enthusiasm. In this short presentation, we wish to give some reasons and focus the possible ways for improving the clinical efficacy of these sorbents.

Keywords

Binding Capacity Nitrogen Removal Uremic Patient Residual Renal Function Urea Clearance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmelo Giordano
    • 1
  • Renato Esposito
    • 1
  1. 1.I PolyclinicUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly

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