Low-Protein Diets and the Nondialyzed Uremic Patient

  • Joel D. Kopple
  • Charlotte E. Roberts
  • Gerald P. Grodstein
  • Gaurang M. Shah
  • Robert L. Winer
  • Warren D. Davidson
  • Dan A. Henry
  • Stanley S. Franklin


It is accepted that in patients with chronic renal failure, dietary control of salt and water balance and diuretics should be used to prevent depletion or excessive retention of salt and water.1 Similarly, there is little argument concerning the need to control dietary potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium intake, to provide calcium and vitàmin supplements, and to use phosphate binders in such patients.1,2 Thus the controversy concerning the value of dietary therapy in chronic uremia relates to the management of protein intake to postpone dialysis therapy and optimize nutritional status.


Chronic Renal Failure Essential Amino Acid Nitrogen Intake Nitrogen Balance Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel D. Kopple
    • 1
    • 2
  • Charlotte E. Roberts
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerald P. Grodstein
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gaurang M. Shah
    • 3
    • 4
  • Robert L. Winer
    • 3
    • 4
  • Warren D. Davidson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dan A. Henry
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stanley S. Franklin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical and Research ServicesVeterans Administration Wadsworth Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and Public HealthUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Medical CenterLong BeachUSA
  4. 4.University of California IrvineIrvineUSA

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