Association Between Interdialytic Weight Gain, Perception About Dry Weight, and Dietary and Fluid Behaviors Based on Body Mass Index Among Patients on Hemodialysis
This study aimed to identify dietary and fluid behaviors associated with relative interdialytic weight gain (RIDWG) (divided by the respective dry weight [DW]) by stratifying the patients according to body mass index (BMI). (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yuki Tamaura, Masaaki Nishitani, Rie Akamatsu, Nobuyo Tsunoda, Fumiko Iwasawa, Keiko Fujiwara, Takuya Kinoshita, Masashi Sakai, Toru Sakai Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Diagnostic Usefulness of the Protein Energy Wasting Score in Prevalent Hemodialysis Patients
To study whether the score proposed by the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism to define the protein energy wasting (PEW) syndrome has diagnostic validity in patients undergoing dialysis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 5, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Gloria Ant ón-Pérez, Ángelo Santana-del-Pino, Fernando Henríquez-Palop, Tania Monzón, Ana Y. Sánchez, Francisco Valga, Adelaida Morales-Umpierrez, Cesar García-Cantón, Jose C. Rodríguez-Pérez, Juan J. Carrero Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Primary Versus Secondary Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Case of Dietary Protein
The proclamation that “the greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it” (Hippocrates. 460-370 BC, Greece) is the basic principle of primary disease prevention, which aims to prevent disease before it ever occurs. Preventing exposures to hazards that cause disease, such as altering unhealthy behavio rs, is one example of primary disease prevention. Secondary or tertiary disease prevention, however, refers to reducing the impact of a disease that has already occurred, or limiting the impact of an ongoing illness that has lasting effects, respectively. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jaimon T. Kelly, Katrina L. Campbell, Juan J. Carrero Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

July Meeting Announcements
August 8-11, 2018 The Organization for Transplant Professionals (NATCO) 43rd Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. Visit http://natco1.org/Education/annual-meeting2.asp or call 703-483-9820. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

Waiter, There's Potassium in My Soup!
This article will address potassium content of soup from two leading manufacturers of canned soup: Campbell's and Progresso. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michelle Gimbar Tags: Product Update Source Type: research

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Utilization of Mobile Nutrition Applications by Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 7, or 30 million United States of America adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The main causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.1 As CKD progresses, adherence to a renal diet is recommended. This consists of monitoring dietary protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and fluid. Owing to the complexity of the renal diet, patients may feel overwhelmed, which is a strong factor in dietary noncompliance. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 30, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jillian Klein Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Owner's Manual: Nutrition Care for Your Kidney Transplant
Chronic kidney failure is well known to have a detrimental impact on nutritional status, and in particular, patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at increased risk for malnutrition.1 Renal transplantation is the preferred treatment for ESRD, but the procedure can have increased risks with critical nutritional challenges related to recovery from major surgery, immune-suppressive pharmacotherapy, or preexisting comorbidities.2 The guidance of a registered dietitian is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for patients in advance of the renal transplantation procedure and as needed throughout t...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 25, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Nava Billet Teger Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Anthropometry-based Equations to Estimate Body Composition: A Suitable Alternative in Renal Transplant Recipients and Patients With Nondialysis Dependent Kidney Disease?
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients and renal transplant recipients (RTRs) are characterized by aberrant body composition such as muscle wasting and obesity. It is still unknown which is the most accurate method to estimate body composition in CKD. We investigated the validity of the Hume equation and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) as an estimate of body composition against dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in a cohort of nondialysis dependent (NDD)-CKD and RTRs. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 24, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thomas J. Wilkinson, Danielle Richler-Potts, Daniel G.D. Nixon, Jill Neale, Alice C. Smith Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Anthropometric Indicators of Nutritional Status in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis, Hemodialysis, and After Kidney Transplant
The objective of the study was to demonstrate that there are differences in the factors associated with anthropometric indicators of nutritional status, with particular emphasis on arm indicators, in children with end-stage kidney disease undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD), hemodialysis (HD), and after kidney transplant (KT). (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Julieta Garc ía De Alba Verduzco, Erika Fabiola Hurtado López, Consuelo Pontón Vázquez, Adriana de la Torre Serrano, Enrique Romero Velarde, Edgar Manuel Vásquez Garibay Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Dietary Potential Renal Acid Load and Risk of Albuminuria and Reduced Kidney Function in the Jackson Heart Study
Diets high in sulfur-rich protein and low in fruit and vegetables affect human acid-base balance adversely and may have a harmful effect on progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Little is known about the relationship of participant characteristics, dietary acid load (DAL), and kidney injury in African-Americans with high risk of CKD progression. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tanushree Banerjee, Katherine Tucker, Michael Griswold, Sharon B. Wyatt, Jane Harman, Bessie Young, Herman Taylor, Neil R. Powe Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Dietary Intervention in Phosphatemia Control –Nutritional Traffic Light Labeling
The control of phosphatemia has been increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dialysis patients' because hyperphosphatemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, progression of kidney disease, and mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) as a whole.1 The prevention and correction of hyperphosphatemia are important components of CKD, achieved by dietary phosphate restriction, phosphate binders administration, and adequate dialysis.1 In this context, we emphasize the importance of knowledge about the phosphate content in food and we developed the “phosphate traffic light”, as a new tool for nu...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 8, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marcela T. Watanabe, Pasqual Barretti, Jacqueline C.T. Caramori Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Assessment of Nutritional Status in Children With Chronic Kidney Disease Using Hand Grip Strength Tool
Muscle status assessment is crucial for diagnosis of protein energy wasting PEW/cachexia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) population. Hand grip strength (HGS) has been used in muscle power assessment in adult CKD. However, no data is available about its usefulness in children with CKD. Hence, we aimed to study the reliability of HGS in reflecting the muscle power and thus, nutritional status in children with CKD. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Ashraf Mohamed Abd El Basset Bakr, Bothina Mohamed Hasaneen, Dina AbdelRasoul Helal Bassiouni Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Attention to Food Phosphate and Nutrition Labeling
Phosphatemia represents a dynamic balance among dietetic absorption, urinary excretion and exchanges with bone tissue, soft tissues and intracellular stocks, and by regulatory hormonal mechanisms.1 The kidneys are the main organs that operate in the homeostasis of phosphatemia.1 (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 3, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marcela T. Watanabe, Pasqual Barretti, Jacqueline C.T. Caramori Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intensive Nutrition Intervention Versus Standard Nutrition Care to Avoid Excess Weight Gain After Kidney Transplantation: The INTENT Trial
Excessive weight gain is common after kidney transplantation and increases cardiovascular risk. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether an intensive nutrition and exercise intervention delivered alongside routine post-transplant care would reduce post-transplant weight gain. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 2, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Cordula K. Henggeler, Lindsay D. Plank, Kristin J. Ryan, Emily L. Gilchrist, Jessie M. Casas, Lyn E. Lloyd, Laura E. Mash, Sandra L. McLellan, Jennifer M. Robb, Michael G. Collins Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Protein Losses and Urea Nitrogen Underestimate Total Nitrogen Losses in Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis Patients
Muscle wasting is associated with increased mortality and is commonly reported in dialysis patients. Hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) treatments lead to protein losses in effluent dialysate. We wished to determine whether changes in current dialysis practice had increased therapy-associated nitrogen losses. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Clara Salame, Simon Eaton, George Grimble, Andrew Davenport Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Association of Sarcopenia With Nutritional Parameters, Quality of Life, Hospitalization, and Mortality Rates of Elderly Patients on Hemodialysis
This study aimed to assess whether diminished muscle mass, diminished muscle strength, or both conditions (sarcopenia) are associated with worse nutritional status, poor quality of life (QoL), and hard outcomes, such as hospitalization and mortality, in elderly patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Juliana Giglio, Maria Ayako Kamimura, Fernando Lamarca, Juliana Rodrigues, Fernanda Santin, Carla Maria Avesani Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Nutritional Considerations for Dialysis Vegetarian Patients, Part Two
This is the second piece of a 2-part series on educating practitioners and patients on how to successfully follow a vegetarian diet while on dialysis. The first piece focused on education for the practitioner. This summary and handout will provide education tips for use with the vegetarian dialysis patient. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brittany Sparks Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

May Meeting Announcements
May 5-8, 2018 17th Congress of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD). Vancouver, Canada. Visit http://ispd-2018-vancouver.launchrock.com/ or call 567-251-4018. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

Is There Room for More Than White Rice in the Renal Diet? A New Look at Ancient Grains
This article weighs in on ancient grains by looking at their nutrient content and potential health benefits. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brittany Sparks Tags: Product Update Source Type: research

CRN Message From the Chair
As I sit here thinking about what to write for my first message as the chair of the Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN), I find myself reflecting on how I got here. I have been in nephrology care for 10  years now, which seems a little surreal to me. I remember my first day like it was yesterday. Walking into the dialysis unit, which was located in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood in South Atlanta, I remember being nervous. This was only my second job as a dietitian. I can recall all the smells, sounds, and bustling as I walked into the unit. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christine Benedetti Tags: Message From the Chairperson Source Type: research

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The Importance of Sodium Restrictions in Chronic Kidney Disease
Dietary sodium restrictions for chronic kidney disease (CKD) have become common practice, but the importance of the limitation can often times be overlooked. In CKD, the kidneys inability to excrete sodium is a major cause of hypertension (HTN) and can lead to progression of the disease.1 Diuretic therapy has become the main treatment for HTN, but research has demonstrated that sodium restrictions can actually increase the effectiveness of these drugs. Excess sodium with CKD has been shown to also increase proteinuria, kidney blood flow and prevents antihypertensive agents from working properly. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 26, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Megan Cobb, Dominique Pacitti Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Oral Versus Intravenous Iron Supplementation for the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis —Effect on Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Metabolism
The objective of this study was to compare the effect of oral or intravenous iron administration on serum levels of I-FGF23 and C-FGF23 in iron-deficient patients on MHD. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 24, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Wataru Fukao, Yukiko Hasuike, Tomo Yamakawa, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Makoto Aichi, Satoko Masachika, Mari Kantou, Shoko (Ikeda) Takahishi, Takahide Iwasaki, Mana Yahiro, Masatoshi Nanami, Yasuyuki Nagasawa, Takahiro Kuragano, Takeshi Nakanishi Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Plasma n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Levels and Survival in Renal Transplantation
The major n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids linoleic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA) play a role in inflammation and glucose metabolism, which could affect patient and renal transplant survival. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 24, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Helga Skaare, My Svensson, Trond Jenssen, Anders Åsberg, Erik Berg Schmidt, Anupam Chandra, Thor Ueland, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Anders Hartmann, Ivar Anders Eide Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Oral Versus Intravenous Iron Supplementation for the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis —Effect on Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Metabolism
The objective of this study was to compare the effect of oral or intravenous iron administration on serum levels of I-FGF23 and C-FGF23 in iron-deficient patients on MHD. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 24, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Wataru Fukao, Yukiko Hasuike, Tomo Yamakawa, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Makoto Aichi, Satoko Masachika, Mari Kantou, Shoko (Ikeda) Takahishi, Takahide Iwasaki, Mana Yahiro, Masatoshi Nanami, Yasuyuki Nagasawa, Takahiro Kuragano, Takeshi Nakanishi Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Plasma n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Levels and Survival in Renal Transplantation
The major n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids linoleic acid (LA) and arachidonic acid (AA) play a role in inflammation and glucose metabolism, which could affect patient and renal transplant survival. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 24, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Helga Skaare, My Svensson, Trond Jenssen, Anders Åsberg, Erik Berg Schmidt, Anupam Chandra, Thor Ueland, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Anders Hartmann, Ivar Anders Eide Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Frustrating Attempt to Limit the Interdialytic Weight Gain in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis: New Insights Into an Old Problem
A significant percentage of patients on chronic hemodialysis have an interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) above the recommended values. High IDWG has detrimental effects on survival, cardiovascular outcomes, and quality of life. High IDWG is secondary to poor adherence to fluid restriction and to excessive intake of fluids, due to thirst and xerostomia. Various strategies have been proposed to limit IDWG such as the reduction of dietary salt intake, behavioral interventions aimed at improving the adherence to fluid restriction, the improvement of xerostomia, and the use of lower dialysate sodium concentration. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Maurizio Bossola, Gilda Pepe, Carlo Vulpio Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy as a Practical Tool for the Early Detection and Prevention of Protein-Energy Wasting in Hemodialysis Patients
To evaluate whether body composition monitor (BCM) could be a practical instrument for nephrologists to assess nutritional status in patients on hemodialysis (HD) and whether it is more effective in identifying patients at highest risk of developing protein-energy wasting (PEW) alone or in combination with other tools currently used for that purpose. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marta Arias-Guill én, Eduardo Perez, Patricia Herrera, Bárbara Romano, Raquel Ojeda, Manel Vera, José Ríos, Néstor Fontseré, Francisco Maduell Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Experiences and Perspectives of Dietary Management Among Patients on Hemodialysis: An Interview Study
Diet and fluid management can reduce mortality, serious comorbidities, and debilitating symptoms in patients on hemodialysis, but restrictions may also be a major burden, and nonadherence remains high. We aimed to describe the perspectives and experiences of patients on hemodialysis regarding their dietary management to understand both facilitators and barriers to adherence and to identify strategies to improve care. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jessica Stevenson, Allison Tong, Talia Gutman, Katrina L. Campbell, Jonathan C. Craig, Mark A. Brown, Vincent W. Lee Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Frustrating Attempt to Limit the Interdialytic Weight Gain in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis: New Insights Into an Old Problem
A significant percentage of patients on chronic hemodialysis have an interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) above the recommended values. High IDWG has detrimental effects on survival, cardiovascular outcomes, and quality of life. High IDWG is secondary to poor adherence to fluid restriction and to excessive intake of fluids, due to thirst and xerostomia. Various strategies have been proposed to limit IDWG such as the reduction of dietary salt intake, behavioral interventions aimed at improving the adherence to fluid restriction, the improvement of xerostomia, and the use of lower dialysate sodium concentration. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Maurizio Bossola, Gilda Pepe, Carlo Vulpio Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy as a Practical Tool for the Early Detection and Prevention of Protein-Energy Wasting in Hemodialysis Patients
To evaluate whether body composition monitor (BCM) could be a practical instrument for nephrologists to assess nutritional status in patients on hemodialysis (HD) and whether it is more effective in identifying patients at highest risk of developing protein-energy wasting (PEW) alone or in combination with other tools currently used for that purpose. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Marta Arias-Guill én, Eduardo Perez, Patricia Herrera, Bárbara Romano, Raquel Ojeda, Manel Vera, José Ríos, Néstor Fontseré, Francisco Maduell Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Experiences and Perspectives of Dietary Management Among Patients on Hemodialysis: An Interview Study
Diet and fluid management can reduce mortality, serious comorbidities, and debilitating symptoms in patients on hemodialysis, but restrictions may also be a major burden, and nonadherence remains high. We aimed to describe the perspectives and experiences of patients on hemodialysis regarding their dietary management to understand both facilitators and barriers to adherence and to identify strategies to improve care. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jessica Stevenson, Allison Tong, Talia Gutman, Katrina L. Campbell, Jonathan C. Craig, Mark A. Brown, Vincent W. Lee Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Association of Sarcopenia With Nutritional Parameters, Quality of Life, Hospitalization, and Mortality Rates of Elderly Patients on Hemodialysis
This study aimed to assess whether diminished muscle mass, diminished muscle strength, or both conditions (sarcopenia) are associated with worse nutritional status, poor quality of life (QoL), and hard outcomes, such as hospitalization and mortality, in elderly patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Juliana Giglio, Maria Ayako Kamimura, Fernando Lamarca, Juliana Rodrigues, Fernanda Santin, Carla Maria Avesani Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Nutritional Considerations for Dialysis Vegetarian Patients, Part Two
This is the second piece of a 2-part series on educating practitioners and patients on how to successfully follow a vegetarian diet while on dialysis. The first piece focused on education for the practitioner. This summary and handout will provide education tips for use with the vegetarian dialysis patient. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brittany Sparks Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

May Meeting Announcements
May 5-8, 2018 17th Congress of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD). Vancouver, Canada. Visit http://ispd-2018-vancouver.launchrock.com/ or call 567-251-4018. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

Is There Room for More Than White Rice in the Renal Diet? A New Look at Ancient Grains
This article weighs in on ancient grains by looking at their nutrient content and potential health benefits. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Brittany Sparks Tags: Product Update Source Type: research

CRN Message From the Chair
As I sit here thinking about what to write for my first message as the chair of the Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN), I find myself reflecting on how I got here. I have been in nephrology care for 10  years now, which seems a little surreal to me. I remember my first day like it was yesterday. Walking into the dialysis unit, which was located in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood in South Atlanta, I remember being nervous. This was only my second job as a dietitian. I can recall all the smells, sounds, and bustling as I walked into the unit. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 17, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christine Benedetti Tags: Message From the Chairperson Source Type: research

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Combined Contribution of Reduced Functional Mobility, Muscle Weakness, and Low Serum Albumin in Prediction of All-Cause Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
The combined effects of reduced functional mobility, muscle weakness, and low serum albumin on mortality in hemodialysis patients have not been clarified. Here, we examined the associations of reduced functional mobility, muscle weakness, and low serum albumin —both alone and in combination—with all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Takahiro Shimoda, Ryota Matsuzawa, Kei Yoneki, Manae Harada, Takaaki Watanabe, Atsushi Yoshida, Yasuo Takeuchi, Atsuhiko Matsunaga Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Is Nutrition Specific Quality of Life Associated With Nutritional Status?
The study purpose was to explore the relationship between nutritional status, as measured by Subjective Global Assessment (SGA), and Health Related Quality of Life measured using the Nutrition Specific Quality of Life (NS-QoL), tool among participants on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). The study aim was to determine if NS-QoL may be an adjuvant tool for detecting changes in nutritional status among patients on MHD. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 6, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sarah Feasel-Aklilu, Andrea Marcus, J. Scott Parrott, Emily Peters, Laura Byham-Gray Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Structural Equation Modeling to Explore Patient to Staff Ratios as an Explanatory Factor for Variation in Dialysis Facility Outcomes
Patient to staff ratios vary based on facility characteristics, and therefore have been proposed as an explanatory factor for the variation in dialysis facility outcomes. This analysis tested that hypothesis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - March 31, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Rosa K. Hand, Jeffrey M. Albert, Ashwini R. Sehgal Tags: Original Research Source Type: research