Nutritional requirements in maintenance hemodialysis.

  title={Nutritional requirements in maintenance hemodialysis.},
  author={Denis Fouque},
  journal={Advances in renal replacement therapy},
  volume={10 3},
  • Denis Fouque
  • Published 2003 in Advances in renal replacement therapy
There is a high prevalence of nutritional disorders in maintenance hemodialysis patients. This fact has been recently confirmed because larger routine assessments of MHD patients body composition are now performed. Food records and dietary interviews show spontaneous low intakes of protein and energy in many patients. An increasing dialysis dose above a Kt/V (single pool) of 1.5 may not improve patients nutritional intakes. Inflammation may further impair the balance between protein synthesis… CONTINUE READING