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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611

Abstract

AIMAR, M. Andrea et al. Progression of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease on a low-protein diet supplemented with aminoacids and ketoanalogues. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.3, pp.655-660. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.20960/nh.1529.

Introduction:

chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a public health problem. Low-protein diets supplemented with ketoacids and essential aminoacids have proved effective at different CKD stages.

Aim:

to assess the progression of renal failure in adult patients with CKD stages 3b and 4 receiving a protein-controlled diet supplemented with aminoacids and ketoanalogues.

Methods:

retrospective, descriptive intervention study. The nutritional intervention consisted of a protein/calorie intake of 0.4-0.6 g/kg/day and 30-35 kcal/kg/day plus a tablet of ketoanalogues (Ketosteril(r))/5 kg weight. We assessed nutritional condition, glomerular filtration (GF) and creatinine, urea and albumin levels at 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. SPSS version 18 was used for data statistical analysis.

Results:

thirty-three patients were studied (67% male; mean age 59.7 years, r: 24-87). Protein/calorie intake was 0.55 ± 0.20 g/kg/day and 34 ± 4.51 kcal/kg/day. Ketosteril(r) intake was 11.87 tablets/day (r: 9-14). Initial GF was 24.97 ± 6.64 ml/min/1.73 m2, showing a significant increase between three and 12 months (25.51 ± 8.57 and 29.26 ± 10.33 ml/min/1.73 m2; p = 0.006). Urea nitrogen decreased significantly at six months compared with the initial level (p < 0.005). Body mass index did not change significantly (initial, 26. 63 ± 4.08 kg/m2; after a year, 26.78 ± 3.98 kg/m2). Initial and final albumin levels were 3.53 ± 0.64 g/l and 4.00 ± 0.53 g/l, respectively (p = 0.79).

Conclusion:

a low-protein diet supplemented with ketoanalogues administered to patients with CKD stages 3b and 4 preserved nutritional condition and mineral balance, improved GF significantly and decreased urea levels.

Keywords : Low-protein diet; Ketoanalogues; Chronic kidney disease.

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