esthy poespitaningtyas, Roedi Irawan, Ninik Asmaningsih Soemyarso, Jusak Nugraha


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not uncommon issue in children. CKD is the abnormality of structure or function of the kidney that occurs for more than 3 months. Progresivity of CKD characterized by the presence of longitudinal decline in Glomerulus Filtration Rate (GFR), proteinuria and hypertension. One of the recommendations of the prevention of nutritional supplementation in CKD by administering oral Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA). Recently, there has been no research to figure the effects of the of BCAA on children with CKD stage 2-4. Randomized pre-post test controlled trial study was conducted in Nephrology pediatric outpatient clinic Dr. Soetomo hospital with CKD stage 2-4, divided into 2 groups, the BCAA and placebo, followed for 8 weeks to be evaluated for GFR, albumin, proteinuria, blood pressure and nutritional status. Sixteen children with CKD stage 2-4 were enrolled in this study, 71.4% of patients were boys. The mean age was 12.5 (SD 2.90) years. CKD stage 2 about 50% (p=0,767). Nephrotic syndrome was the most common underlying cause of CKD (p=0,149). Moderate malnutrition was about 50% (p=1,000) and short stature was 64.28% (p=1.000). In BCAA group there was decrease of GFR -5.08±7,13 (p=0.055), increase of albumin serum 0.20±0.23 (p=0,062), decrease of delta systole -11,57±15.08 (p=0,565) and diastole -4,85±16.25 (p=0,708), weight loss -0.07±1.01 (p=0.828), an increase of height 0.14±0.24 (p=0,771), and a decrease in BMI -0.03±0.74 (p=0,389). The conclusion in this study is Branched chain amino acid (Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine) supplementation did not provide significant effect in inhibiting progresivity of CKD stage 2-4 in children and improvement of nutritional status.


Chronic kidney disease, Branched chain amino acid, progresivity of CKD, nutritional status.



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