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Metabolic Acidosis is a prevalent issue in the CKD patient population. This acidotic state disrupts nitrogen balance, inhibits anabolic muscle pathways, and contributes to bone loss. Timely recognition and treatment of acidosis may help to improve CKD associated morbidity and mortality. The following will be an overview of the disease state, pathogenesis, and treatment of acidosis and will further review different modalities in the management of metabolic acidosis.
Depression is prevalent in adults with advanced CKD and ESKD receiving dialysis. There are many reasons for depression but one emerging factor is inflammation. In the general population, inflammation has been linked to depression. Evidence indicates that adults with CKD and ESKD are in a chronic inflammatory state but little is known about the link between inflammation and depression in this population. This presentation will provide some thought provoking evidence about this connection and recommendations for treatment of depression that includes nutritional interventions. A brief overview of the speaker’s research exploring the relationship between depression, inflammation and depression in adults with CKD will be provided.
This focused journal article review will explore factors that contribute to frailty in older adults with CKD5 on dialysis. Current research on interventions to address anabolic resistance and improve physical function will be reviewed.
This course explores the unique nutritional needs of the aging dialysis population. Physical function, frailty, psychosocial concerns and the impact of dialysis treatments will be discussed in relation to the nutritional status of elderly CKD patients.
Population health provides an opportunity for health care systems, agencies and organizations to work together in order to improve the health outcomes of the communities they serve. Some definitions of population health emphasize outcomes, some focus on measurement, and others emphasize accountability. Chronic kidney disease in the United States places a high burden upon society and health systems. Given its uneven distribution across populations and that the disease is largely preventable, chronic kidney disease is an important focus for population health.
This course examines the diseases, conditions, and medications that impact vitamin and trace element status and identifies the signs and symptoms of deficiency and toxicity. The published dosing recommendations for CKD patients will be reviewed.
A practical discussion focuses on the nursing role in administration and management of IDPN and IPN provided in the home.
Three journal articles are reviewed to examine the prevalence and impact of muscle wasting and sarcopenia on nutritional outcomes, and the effect of nutrition supplements with/without exercise on physical function.
This is an introductory overview of IDPN and IPN that discusses the composition and administration as well as insurance coverage and referral process for each therapy.
This practice focused journal club explores: the amount of amino acids and protein lost during dialysis, its impact on dialysis patients’ nutritional status, and if nutritional supplement can ameliorate these losses.
An interview with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz discusses the nutritional impact of COVID-19. Another report provides results of nutritionDay 2009-2015 on prevalence/outcomes of malnutrition in the U.S.
This course discusses management of AKI in the hospital and dialysis center with emphasis on fluid management, PEW interventions, and preserving kidney function.
Three journal articles focusing on the nutrition challenges in AKI are reviewed regarding nutrition assessment, management and outcomes.
This program, focused on the nursing perspective, discusses the manifestations of PEW and identifies potential nutritional interventions for patients on dialysis.
This program looks at how we define malnutrition within the complexities of CKD and inflammation. Clinical skills, tools and resources to facilitate identification of these patients are reviewed.
Three journal articles are reviewed focusing on malnutrition diagnosis in elderly CKD patients, the GLIM diagnostic criteria for malnutrition and the effect of nutrition supplements/exercise on nutrition status and physical function.
This program focuses on tools available for assessing functional status of patients. It also provides an overview of the 3-month presentation series on malnutrition diagnosis and treatment.
This course reviews the 2019 American Kidney Health Initiative’s goal of increasing the number of patients receiving dialysis in their home. The benefits and challenges of PD and HHD are reviewed in terms of effectiveness, technique survival, nutritional considerations and quality of life.
This course will focus on three journal articles describing nutrition and clinical outcomes in patients on home dialysis therapies.
This course reviews the literature on plant based diets and CKD, describes proposed mechanisms and highlights potential health benefits and concerns for CKD patients.
This course discusses fruit/vegetable intake and mortality, as well as practical approaches to the implementation of plant based diets for hemodialysis patients, including the prevention of potential pitfalls.
This course will begin with a recap of the Pentec Prime Plant Based Diet and CKD webinar series. It will be followed by an interview with Jen Hernandez RDN, CSR, LDN, Owner of Plant-Powered Kidneys Inc., on creative approaches to implementing plant based diets for CKD patients.
The characteristics of fatty acids will be reviewed. Patients with CKD have an altered fatty acid profile with increased MUFA and decreased PUFA. The impact of obesity and lipotoxicity on CKD progression, skeletal muscle wasting and heart failure are discussed. Suggestions for dietary fat intake with CKD and a review of IV fat emulsions will be presented
This course will focus on nutrition considerations for CKD patient’s waitlisted for kidney transplantation. The influence of BMI and surrogates of BMI will be explored including risk/benefits of interventions for high BMI, as well as identifying and addressing issues with frailty in the waitlist population. The Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Candidates for Kidney Transplantation related to BMI and frailty for pre-kidney transplant will be presented, along with K/DOQI commentary.
This course is a focused journal article review of nutrition considerations for CKD patients in preparation for kidney transplantation (KT). The clinical and nutritional management of bariatric surgery, sarcopenic obesity, and frailty in pre-KT CKD patients will be discussed. The course will conclude with a review of the nutrition evaluation process for a kidney transplant.
The journey from diagnosis to transplant can be a long one for patients that often includes many potential pitfalls and bumps along the way. But there are tools and strategies patients and clinicians can employ that can smooth the path, reduce the frustrations for everyone, and improve both short and long term outcomes. In this program we will discuss both the “road hazards” and how to avoid them.
This program will focus on short-term and long-term nutritional management of kidney transplant and kidney/pancreas transplant patients.
This literature review will examine pharmacological and medical interventions for effective management of diabetes mellitus, discuss the findings of the INTENT trial on weight management, and evaluate the effectiveness of single nutrient versus plant-based diet interventions.
This interview shifts the focus from kidney recipients to kidney donors and addresses the benefits and challenges of living donor and paired exchange donor kidney transplants. A brief overview of the Pentec Prime series on Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant will be provided.
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