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Renal Disease

  • Stephen J. D. O’Keefe

Abstract

The kidney is not only essential for fluid and electrolyte balance but also has a key metabolic role in the excretion of potentially toxic nitrogenous metabolic breakdown products. Consequently, the composition of the nutritional support needs to be adjusted to minimize these effects. The early use of dialysis in acute renal failure is strongly advocated as it allows restoration of normal balanced feeding.

Keywords

Acute Renal Failure Blood Urea Nitrogen Essential Amino Acid Carbamoyl Phosphate Plasma Citrulline 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. D. O’Keefe
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology Department of MedicineUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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