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Nutrition Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease
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Nutrition Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease

Authors: Lynn K. Thomas, DrPh and Jennifer Bohnstadt Othersen, MD

Publisher: CRC Press
Reference - 308 Pages - 58 B/W Illustrations 
ISBN 9781439849491

This book provides a complete primer on the importance of diet in maintaining kidney health and provides practical guidance to caregivers charged with devising nutritional strategies for kidney patients. The authors present practice recommendations enhancing kidney health through proper diet; offer specific suggestions for nutrition support, including intradialytic parenteral nutrition; detail ways to establish pertinent quality improvement parameters; emphasize wellness by highlighting the importance of physical activity and summarize effective patient counseling strategies.


Written by expert authors drawing on their own experiences, the book:

Details the distinctions in nutrition therapy throughout the five stages of chronic kidney disease

Features precise recommendations for management of the complicated renal diet in acute kidney disease

Examines dietary concerns for pregnant women, children, persons with diabetes, and post-transplant patients

Discusses the common metabolic pathologies associated with kidney disease, including electrolyte and acid-based disorders, bone and mineral disorders, and chronic anemia

Includes chapters on obesity and physical activity, quality of life improvement in chronic kidney disease, and dietary counseling strategies