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Nutrition and Kidney Disease PDF

Nutrition and Kidney Disease PDF

Nutrition and Kidney Disease
 Author H. Suzuki and P.L. Kimmel
File size 1.35 MB
Year 2007
Pages 140
Language English
Category Nephrology,Nutrition
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Over the last decade, it has become clear that lowering blood pressure with renin-angiotensin inhibitors has become one of the sophisticated maneuvers for preventing progression of renal dysfunction in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is also however well-known that the daily diet plays an important role in the preservation and integrity of renal function in patients with CKD. However, there is currently controversy and confusion regarding the correct dietary prescription for individual CKD patients, in part because the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study may be interpreted as showing that a low-protein diet does not have a major effect on the course of renal dysfunction. In addition, there is limited information regarding optimal diets for patients with different kidney diseases at different stages of disease. To resolve this dilemma, researchers are developing frameworks for an appropriate dietary program which will significantly alter the understanding of the role of diet and, eventually, have important implications for the practice of nephrology. This publication provides an update on both laboratory and clinical research, including nutritional status and its assessment, and nutritional therapy in various CKD settings. It is the result of work by an international group of authors from three continents. The individual chapters examine the role of sodium, protein and phosphate in the diet, and concern patients with diabetic nephropathy, patients with CKD at early stages as well as those treated with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation. Formats range from traditional reviews to up-to-the-minute research reports. Part of a long-standing and continuing effort to improve patient outcomes, this book provides both a fundamental understanding of dietary therapies as

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