Recommended criteria for initiating and discontinuing intradialytic parenteral nutrition therapy.

@article{Lazarus1999RecommendedCF,
  title={Recommended criteria for initiating and discontinuing intradialytic parenteral nutrition therapy.},
  author={J Michael Lazarus},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={211-6}
}
The indications for intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) in patients with end-stage renal disease remain controversial. Medicare has taken a position to severely limit the use of this form of nutritional therapy. Are there patients who do not meet the government criteria, yet would benefit from this therapy? Studies are required to answer this question, but they may be years away. In the interim, identification of appropriate patients, development of appropriate criteria for initiating and… CONTINUE READING