Debra Blair, MPH, RD, CSR
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Although adequate fluid intake is an essential requirement for survival, excessive fluid intake can increase morbidity and mortality in stage 5 CKD patients, according to a recent study.
Although the healthful effects of vitamin C are well-established, there are concerns about excessive intake of this vitamin by CKD patients.
Recommendations include eating small frequent meals, chewing foods well, and limiting insoluble fiber.
New version expands on recommendations to ensure adequate dietary intake among children with CKD.
Like immunocompromised individuals, CKD patients are especially vulnerable to foodborne illnesses.
They may benefit dialysis patients whose dietary intake is not sufficient to meet nutrient needs.
Patients who need to lose weight to have a renal transplant have several bariatric options.
Iron from dietary sources is inadequate to address functional iron deficiency associated with ESA use.
Short daily or nocturnal hemodialysis improves nutrition better than conventional hemodialysis.
Resistance exercise added to oral supplements may boost net muscle protein balance.
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