Renal Nutrition Forum: Volume 36, No. 4

Renal Nutrition Forum

This newsletter has two articles that will be used for CPEU credits self study.

  • Release Date: October 1, 2017
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This newsletter includes the following articles:

  • Evaluating the Evidence/Assessing Professional Perceptions of the Complex Renal Dietary Restriction in HD
  • For Herb and Dietary Supplements Related to Kidney Toxicity

Evaluating the Evidence/Assessing Professional Perceptions of the Complex Renal Dietary Restriction in HD

Recent literature reviews, position papers, and meta-analyses have initiated a conversation regarding the lack of quality
evidence supporting the renal diet. This is particularly important when considering the multitude of dietary restrictions posed on
end-stage renal disease end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Nutrients of concern include sodium and how this relates to fluid intake, lack of differentiation between the types of phosphorus, and the possibly overly restrictive potassium guidelines.

For Herb and Dietary Supplements Related to Kidney Toxicity

Herbs- What evidenced-based support exists relating certain dietary supplements (DS) to kidney toxicity? The answer to this question is important because it would identify which DS to avoid, especially in patients with kidney conditions.

CPEU: 2.0
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5410, 9020, 3070, 5340
Performance Indicators: 10.4.2, 6.3.11, 8.1.3, 8.1.5

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the level of evidence supporting the current dietary restrictions of the renal diet
  2. Describe the herbs and dietary supplements which may cause harm to the kidneys.

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  • Release Date: October 1, 2017
  • SKU NSCRNFF17V36N4