By Gunter Stein

In keeping with the complaints of the overseas Workshop on Nephrology held lately in Berlin, Germany, this remarkable quantity provides the newest examine and scientific findings at the pathophysiology of continual renal failure crucial for the improvement of recent healing ways.

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The main outcome measured was the number of renal deathsthat is, either the need for dialysis or transplantation to ensure the survival of the patient or the actual death of the patient. 79. The authors concluded that these results in a large population of patients with renal insufficiency strongly supported the effectiveness of low-protein diets in delaying the onset of end-stage renal disease requiring renal replacement therapy. The second meta-analysis, The Effect of Dietary Protein Restriction on the Progression of Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Renal Disease, was by Pedrini et al.

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The objective of these studies was to determine whether a low-protein diet retards the progression of renal insufficiency. The study of Fouque et al. (14) was a meta-analysis of 46 trials conducted since 1975. Of these, six randomized control trials were selected. The trials were conducted in Europe (n = 5) and Australia (n = 1), between 1982 and 1991. A total of 890 patients with mild to severe chronic renal failure were followed up for at least 1 year. In this group, 450 patients were prescribed a low-protein diet and 440 a control diet.

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