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Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney, 7th ed.
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Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney, 7th Ed.

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

Editors: William E Mitch, MD, and T. Alp Ikizler, MD

ISBN: 9781496355812

Copyright 2018

287 Pages. Paperback (8 x 4.38 x 0.25 inches). 0.5 lb

Print book comes shrink-wrapped


Revised and updated by experts in both nephrology and clinical nutrition, this seventh edition of the Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney provides practical and clinically relevant information for addressing the nutritional needs of patients with acute and chronic kidney disease. Concise yet in-depth, the book is packed with useful tables and charts in every chapter, and outlines daily nutritional requirements. Recent updates include information on the gut microbiome. Nutrition support is included.


  • Useful for physicians, dietitians, nurses, dialysis technicians and others who work with patients afflicted by chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD), and kidney transplant.


  • Every book purchase includes a complimentary access code on the inside front cover to download an ebook version with search tools, options to scale images and font size, highlight text, add notes and more.


Chapters provide an overview of nutritional biochemistry and digestive physiology in healthy adults and the nutritional approaches to caring for different patient types and more:


  • Nutrition screening and assessment.
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition support in kidney disease.
  • Protein-energy wasting.
  • Considerations for key nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, trace elements, vitamin D and other vitamins, and dietary salt.
  • Comorbidites: lipid abnormalities, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and includes guidelines for hypertension.
  • Acute kidney injury, progressive and chronic kidney disease, and the nutritional aspects of kidney stones.
  • Predialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, and kidney transplant.
  • Nutrition in pediatric kidney disease.
  • Exercise and physical function.
  • Easy-to-follow sample menus with lists of ingredients.


Why ASPEN recommends this book:

Drs. Ikizler and Mitch are well known and respected experts in kidney disease. Although compact in size, this 7th edition is comprehensive, thoroughly covering the topic of nutrition and kidney disease, as well as several comorbidities. It presents unbiased reviews of controversial topics, such as whether to restrict protein in patients with acute kidney injury. Each chapter has tables to summarize the information and provide practical application of the information presented. Although emphasizing the need for physicians to participate in nutrition care, the authors also stress the importance of the interdisciplinary team, particularly dietitian involvement in regular care of patients at all stages of kidney disease. Dialysis technicians have substantial patient contact and they may also find this text beneficial to understand the interdependence of nutrition status, treatment, and disease progression or recovery. 


About the Editors:

William E. Mitch, MD is the Gordon A. Cain Chair in Nephrology and the Director of the Division of Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and a Professor of Medicine at the Selzman Institute for Kidney Health (Houston, Texas). He has extensive clinical experience, including faculty positions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Emory University School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical Branch. He was trained in clinical research as a fellow at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD) and achieved many awards, including the Robert Herman Award (American Society of Nutrition, 1997); the Mary Jane Kugel Award (JDRF, 1999); the David M. Hume Award (National Kidney Foundation, 2001);  the John P. Peters Award (American Society of Nutrition, 2009); and the Medal of Excellence Award (American Association of Kidney Patients, 2017). Dr. Mitch also received a Merit Award from the NIH-NIDDK and has served on the NIDDK Advisory Council. His research focuses on new methods to improve the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic consequences of chronic kidney disease.


Talat Alp Ikizler, MD is Director of the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine and the Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Chair in Vascular Biology and a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN). The research lab that he oversees studies the mechanisms by which kidney disease patients are predisposed to adverse outcomes and tests novel interventions designed to counteract or ameliorate these factors. Of particular interest to Dr. Ikizler, is the nutritional and metabolic aspects of kidney disease.