• Lack of correlation between calcium intake and serum calcium levels in stable haemodialysis subjects.

      Byrne, Fiona N; Kinsella, Sinead; Murnaghan, Dermot J; Kiely, Mairead; Eustace, Joseph A; Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. (Karger, 2009)
      The relationship between calcium intake and serum calcium level in hemodialysis patients is poorly understood.
    • Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Standard Versus a Modified Low-Phosphorus Diet in Hemodialysis Patients.

      Byrne, Fiona N; Gillman, Barbara A; Kiely, Mairead; Palmer, Brendan; Shiely, Frances; Kearney, Patricia M; Earlie, Joyce; Bowles, Maria B; Keohane, Fiona M; Connolly, Pauline P; et al. (Elsevier, 2020-08-18)
      There was no significant difference in the change in serum phosphate between the standard and modified diets. Although total dietary phosphorus intake was similar, phytate-bound phosphorus, found in pulses, nuts, and whole grains, was significantly higher in the modified diet (P < 0.001). Dietary fiber intake was also significantly higher (P < 0.003), as was the percentage of patients reporting an increase in bowel movements while following the modified diet (P = 0.008). There was no significant difference in the change in serum potassium or in reported protein intake between the 2 diets. Both diets were similarly well tolerated.