Although tests to directly measure vitamin K levels are available, use of indirect measures may be a more reliable way to assess vitamin K status.
A recent literature review supports the idea that obesity needs to have an individualized, root cause approach.
Multiple studies show that reducing net endogenous acid production can help to improve or correct metabolic acidosis.
Iron therapy and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are not always effective for anemia in patients with CKD. Nutritional interventions may be helpful in these cases.
A dietary pattern that meets patients’ protein and other nutrient needs provides long-term success for kidney health.
Potassium and magnesium intake also have a role in hypertension management.
KDOQI’s 2020 potassium recommendations for patients with chronic kidney disease suggest an approach based on patient’s individual needs.
Practices need to look at all opportunities for preserving kidney function, according to the director of the Kidney Nutrition Institute.