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Are oral protein supplements helpful in the management of malnutrition in dialysis patients?

Nephrology
Author
T.K.Jeloka et al.
Used Parameters : FFM

Publication Year : 2013

Country : India

Journal : Indian Journal of Nephrology

A randomized study was planned to compare the effects of whey and egg albumin protein supplements in dialysis patients. Fifty adult patients were randomized to receive either whey protein or egg albumin as per their deficit calculated from K/DOQI recommendations. Actual intake was calculated from three-day dietary diary. Assessment of nutritional status was done by serum albumin and bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA). Repeat evaluation was done after 6 months. The mean initial intake of protein in whey and egg albumin group was …
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