Thistranslational textoffers 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 chapterintegrates basic and clinical
approaches, from cell biology and genetics to diagnosis, patient
management and treatment. Chapters in sections 4-7include new
illustrative case reports, and all chaptersemphasize key concepts
with chapter-ending summaries. New featuresalso 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
Provides a common language for nephrologists, nutritionists,
endocrinologists, and other interested physicians to discuss the
underlying research and translation of best practices for the
nutritional management and prevention of renal diseaseSaves
clinicians and researchers time in quickly accessing the very
latest details on nutritional practice as opposed to searching
through thousands of journal articles.
Correct diagnosis (and therefore correct treatment) of renal,
metabolic, and nutritional disorders depends on a strong
understanding of the molecular basis for the disease both
nephrologists and nutritionists will benefit
Nephrologists and nutritionists will gain insight into which
treatments, medications, and diets to use based on the history,
progression, and genetic make-up of a patient
Case Reports will offer an added resource for fellows,
nutritionists, and dieticians who need a refresher course "
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