The nutrition management of the patient with acute renal failure.

  title={The nutrition management of the patient with acute renal failure.},
  author={Joel David Kopple},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={20 1},
The clinical status of patients with acute renal failure (ARF) varies greatly. Some individuals have only mild or moderate ARF or may have only mild perturbations of their metabolic status. Other patients exhibit a severe reduction in renal function with oliguria or anuria. Depending upon their comorbid conditions, ARF patients may be among the most hypercatabolic patients in the hospital. Clinical trials have not clearly shown a beneficial effect of nutrition support on morbidity or mortality… CONTINUE READING
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