The “phosphorus pyramid”: a visual tool for dietary phosphate management in dialysis and CKD patients

@inproceedings{DAlessandro2015TheP,
  title={The “phosphorus pyramid”: a visual tool for dietary phosphate management in dialysis and CKD patients},
  author={Claudia D’Alessandro and Giorgina Barbara Piccoli and Adamasco Cupisti},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2015}
}
Phosphorus retention plays a pivotal role in the onset of mineral and bone disorders (MBD) in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Phosphorus retention commonly occurs as a result of net intestinal absorption exceeding renal excretion or dialysis removal. The dietary phosphorus load is crucial since the early stages of CKD, throughout the whole course of the disease, up to dialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease.Agreement exits regarding the need for dietary phosphate control, but it is quite… CONTINUE READING
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