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Revista Medica Herediana

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CORNEJO FLORES, Susan; LOZA MUNARRIZ, Reyner; MIYAHIRA ARAKAKI, Juan  and  LOZA MUNARRIZ, Cesar. Correlation between protein catabolism rate measured by kinetic model of urea and dietetic survey in children with chronic renal failure on dialysis. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.2, pp.77-80. ISSN 1018-130X.

Objective: To determine correlation between PCR calculated by, kinetic model of urea and the protein ingestion determined by dietetic survey. Material and Methods: Study of correlation analysis. We included 15 children with chronic renal failure (CRF). We calculated PCR by dietetic survey of consumption frequency at last 24h for 3 days and by kinetic model of urea at beginning and finalize of the study. Results: 46.67%(7) were males and 53.33%(8) females. The mean age was 15 ±2 years old. The initial mean PCR measured by urea kinetic model was 0.993±0.27 and 0.996 ± 0.28 by dietetic survey and its correlation was r = 0.9962 and R2 = 0.9924. At the end of the study was 1.07± 0.28 and 1.06± 0.27 by dietetic survey and urea kinetic model respectively and its correlation was r = 0.9973 and R2 = 0.9924. Serum albumin was normal in 20% of patients at the beginning of study and 86.67% one year after. Conclusion: Good correlation between the PCR calculated by the kinetic model of urea generation and the protein ingestion determined by the dietetic survey exists (Rev Med Hered 2006;17:77-80).

Keywords : Chronic renal failure; protein catabolism rate; hemodialysis; children.

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