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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Urea Cycle Pathway

Urea Cycle Pathway

Chapter:
(p.293) 41 Urea Cycle Pathway
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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders
Author(s):

Sandy van Calcar

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0041

This chapter discusses disorders of the urea cycle pathway. Nutritional therapies are described, including protein restriction, providing sufficient nonprotein energy, addressing feeding difficulties, acute management), use of arginine and other supplements, waste nitrogen conjugation and adjunct therapies, and monitoring of treatment efficacy.

Keywords:   urea cycle pathway, ammonia, protein restriction, feeding difficulties, nutritional therapy, arginine, medical foods

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