Nutritional Management of Renal Disease

This translational text offers in-depth reviews of the metabolic and nutritional disorders that are prevalent in patients with renal disease. Chapter topics address the growing epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Each chapter integrates basic and clinical approaches, from cell biology and genetics to diagnosis, patient management and treatment. Chapters in sections 4-7 include new illustrative case reports, and all chapters emphasize key concepts with chapter-ending summaries. New features also include the latest National Kidney Foundation Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nutrition in Chronic Renal Failure, the most recent scientific discoveries and the latest techniques for assessing nutritional status in renal disease, and literature reviews on patients who receive continuous veno-venous hemofiltration with or without dialysis.
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Practicing nephrologists, nephrology fellows, nutritionists, dieticians, and dialysis nurses; academic and clinical researchers in nephrology and nutrition; and physicians and researchers interested in renal nutrition and related renal diseases (renal cancer, diabetes, glomerulosclerosis, preeclampsia, lupus), such as endocrinologists, geriatricians, bariatric physicians, and diebetologists.


Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-391934-2


"The Third Edition of this classic translational text offers in-depth reviews of the metabolic and nutritional disorders prevalent in patients with renal disease.", April 24, 2013
"This edition reflects changes in the field, such as the increased evidence on the importance of inflammatory, oxidative, and carbonyl stress, and the greater prevalence and severity of obesity and its clinical consequences; therapeutic strategies for obesity treatment in regard to chronic kidney disease prevention and treatment; the nutritional management of people receiving chronic renal replacement therapy; and methods for slowing the progression of chronic renal disease..."--Reference and Research Book News, February 2013

Table of Contents

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1. The Influence of Kidney Disease on Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism

2. Carbohydrate Metabolism in Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

3. Altered Lipid Metabolism and Serum Lipids in Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

4. Uremic Toxicity

5. Inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease

6. Catalytic (Labile) Iron in Kidney Disease

7. Carbonyl Stress in Uremia

8. Effect of Acidemia and Alkalemia on Nutrition and Metabolism

9. Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

10. Assessment of Protein and Energy Nutritional Status

11. Causes of Protein-Energy Wasting in Chronic Kidney Disease

12. Protein-Energy Wasting as a Risk Factor of Morbidity and Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease

13. Effect of Nutritional Status and Changes in Protein Intake on Renal Function

Nutritional and Metabolic Interventions that May Slow Progression of Chronic Kidney Failure - Chapters 14-18

14. Low Protein, Amino Acid and Ketoacid Diets to Slow the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease and Improve Metabolic Control of Uremia

15. Reducing Tryptophan Metabolites to Reduce Progression in Chronic Kidney Failure

16. Altering Serum Lipids to Reduce Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

17. Disorders of Phosphorus Homeostasis: Emerging Targets for Slowing Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

18. Alkalinization to Retard Progression of Chronic Kidney Failure

19. Calcium, Phosphate, PTH, Vitamin D and FGF-23 in Chronic Kidney Disease

20. Phosphate Metabolism and Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 in Chronic Kidney Disease

21. Vitamin D in Kidney Disease

22. Nutritional Management of Water, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, and Magnesium in Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

23. Trace Elements, Toxic Metals, and Metalloids in Kidney Disease

24. Vitamin Metabolism and Requirements in Renal Disease and Renal Failure

25. Nutrition and Anemia in End-stage Renal Disease

26. Nutritional and Non-nutritional Management of the Nephrotic Syndrome

27. Nutrition and Blood Pressure

28. Effect of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome on Incident Kidney Disease and the Progression to Chronic Kidney Failure

29. Nutritional and Metabolic Management of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome in the Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease

30. Bariatric Surgery and Renal Disease

31. Nutritional and Metabolic Management of the Diabetic Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease and Chronic Renal Failure

32. Nutritional Management of Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients

33. Nutritional Management of End-stage Renal Disease Patients Treated with Peritoneal Dialysis

34. Nutritional Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients

35. Nutritional Management of the Child with Kidney Disease

36. Nutritional Management of Acute Kidney Injury

37. Nutritional Management of Patients Treated with Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

38. Anorexia and Appetite Stimulants in Chronic Kidney Disease

39. Oral and Enteral Supplements in Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

40. Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition, Intraperitoneal Nutrition and Nutritional Hemodialysis

41. Therapeutic Use of Growth Factors in Renal Disease

42. Nutritional Prevention and Treatment of Kidney Stones

43. Herbal Supplements in Patients with Kidney Disease

44. DrugeNutrient Interactions in Renal Failure

45. Exercise Training for Individuals with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

46. Motivating the Kidney Disease Patient to Nutrition Adherence and Other Healthy Lifestyle Activities