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Retrospective pathology data was collected from 2011-2017 for adults with PKU. Results retrieved included EFA profiles, with mean blood phenylalanine from 6- and 12- months prior to EFA collection to assess compliance to the PKU treatment diet and formula. Data on age, gender, pregnancy status, anthropometry, formula type and dose were also obtained. Data was collated and analysed using Chi-square tests to identify if differences in EFAD exist across variables.
Full data sets were collected for 124 EFA samples from 51 adults with PKU. Of these EFA samples, 27% (n=33) showed one or more EFAD. Further data analysis revealed that 36.4% (n=12) of the identified EFAD were from pregnant women. Of these pregnancies 76% (n=9) were compliant with prescribed dose of PKU formula and protein restricted diet.
Despite pregnant women with PKU maintaining high compliance with low protein diet and formula, EFAD do readily exist during this rapid growth phase. This investigation stimulates identification and improved dietary management of EFAD in adults with PKU and encourages further research in this area.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 4 Sep 2018|
|Event||Building Bridges: 42nd Human Genetics Society of Australasia Special Interest Group Meetings: Australasian Society for Inborn Errors of Metabolism - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 4 Aug 2018 → 7 Aug 2018
Conference number: 42nd
|Conference||Building Bridges: 42nd Human Genetics Society of Australasia Special Interest Group Meetings|
|Abbreviated title||HGSA SIG ASIEM|
|Period||4/08/18 → 7/08/18|
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- 1 Non-HDR Student Supervision
Gabrielle Beardwood (Student ), Clare Williams (Supervisor), Jim McGill (Supervisor) & Barbara Van der Meij (Supervisor)1 Jan 2018 → 1 Aug 2018
Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other Activities › Non-HDR Student Supervision
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- 1 Article
Nutrition process improvements for adult inpatients with inborn errors of metabolism using the i-PARIHS frameworkWilliams, C., van der Meij, B. S., Nisbet, J., Mcgill, J. & Wilkinson, S. A., Apr 2019, In: Nutrition and Dietetics. 76, 2, p. 141-149 9 p.
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