Test-Retest Reliability and Validity of the Nutrition-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire
The purpose of this study is to test the Nutrition-Specific Quality of Life (NSQOL) questionnaire for test-retest reliability and validity in a sample of patients on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD). (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 3, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Melissa A. Prest, James Scott Parrott, Laura Byham-Gray Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

A Low-Cost, Intradialytic, Protein-Rich Meal Improves the Nutritional Status in Chinese Hemodialysis Patients
Short-term administration of oral nutritional supplements can improve the nutritional status of hemodialysis patients. However, such treatment is associated with high cost. The aim of the present trial was to evaluate the benefits of the short-term administration of a low-cost, intradialytic, protein-rich meal on selected parameters of the nutritional status in Chinese patients undergoing hemodialysis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 27, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jing Li, Guocun Hou, Xiuli Sun, Aizhen Chen, Yuanmin Chai Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Renal Dietitians' Perceptions of the Value of Subjective Global Assessment: A Mixed Methods Study
The objective of this study is to assess how renal registered dietitians (RDs) in Canada perceive the value of Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) to assess protein-energy wasting for clients with chronic kidney disease. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 24, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shelly Messenger, Lesley Bainbridge, Liz DaSilva Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Message From the CRN Chair
As I begin my term as Chair of the Council on Renal Nutrition, I can ’t help but reflect on my journey to this point. I have been an registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) for over 35 years and almost 20 of those years have been in the field of Nephrology. In caring for patients across the full spectrum of this specialty, I have worked with dialysis patients, pre -transplant and post-transplant patients, kidney donors, and CKD patients. I am currently employed in a multidisciplinary Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 21, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kristen Nonahal Tags: Message From the Chairperson Source Type: research

July Meeting Announcements
July 31-August 2, 2019 The Organization for Transplant Professionals (NATCO) 44rd Annual Meeting, Bellevue, WA. Visit http://natco1.org/Education/annual-meeting2.asp or call 703-483-9820. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
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Why the Nutritional Management of Acute Versus Chronic Kidney Disease Should Differ
Does eating less or more protein affect kidney health? To answer this question, it is important to better understand the pathophysiology of renal function as it pertains to protein intake. Consistent data in both animal models and human subjects suggest that a high-protein diet leads to dilation of the afferent arterioles of the glomeruli. This is usually the result of an amino acid surge in the circulation upon a protein-rich meal. Consequently, increased intraglomerular pressure ensues, which results in elevated glomerular filtration rate (GFR), a phenomenon also known as “glomerular hyperfiltration.” Hence, ...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 21, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Linda W. Moore Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Jinshuibao Combined With ACEI/ARB in the Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
The present study aims to compare the relative efficacy and safety of jinshuibao (JSB) combined with angiotensinconverting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers (ACEIs/ARBs) in the treatment of diabetic kidney disease. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 11, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yebei Li, Gaosi Xu Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Lean Tissue Index and Body Cell Mass Can Be Predictors of Low Free Testosterone Levels in Men on Hemodialysis
Testosterone deficiency is a common disorder among men treated with hemodialysis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between free testosterone levels and body composition, biochemical markers of nutritional status, and inflammation in men on hemodialysis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 8, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aleksandra Rymarz, Anna Matyjek, Ma łgorzata Gomółka, Stanisław Niemczyk Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Short-Term Effects of Branched-Chain Amino Acids –Enriched Dialysis Fluid on Branched-Chain Amino Acids Plasma Level and Mass Balance: A Randomized Cross-Over Study
The hemodialysis (HD) session per se is a catabolic event contributing to protein –energy wasting via several mechanisms including nutrient losses. Amino acids (AAs) losses in the dialysate are estimated from 6 to 10 g per treatment. The HD patient plasma AA concentration is usually lower than in normal subjects. This is even more marked in patients with long dialysis vintage or malnutrition. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 8, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Patrik Deleaval, Benoit Luaire, Philippe Laffay, Dorine Jambut-Cadon, Manuela Stauss-Grabo, Bernard Canaud, Charles Chazot Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Remote Dietary Counseling Using Smartphone Applications in Patients With Stages 1-3a Chronic Kidney Disease: A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study
Although healthy dietary patterns are associated with decreased mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), few patients receive dietitian counseling due to concerns such as dietitian availability, travel distance, and cost. Our objective was to determine the feasibility of dietary smartphone application –supported telecounseling to reduce sodium intake and improve dietary quality in patients with early CKD. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 8, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alex R. Chang, Lisa Bailey-Davis, Vonda Hetherington, Anna Ziegler, Christina Yule, Sara Kwiecen, Elisabeth Graboski, Melissa M. Melough, Charlotte Collins, Cheryl Anderson Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Validation of a New Physical Activity Instrument Against Pedometers Among Dialysis Patients
The newly developed Low Physical Activity Questionnaire (LoPAQ) was designed to capture the low activity level among typically sedentary patients undergoing dialysis and correlated well with a physical activity questionnaire used in the general population. However, this instrument has not been validated against a more objective measure. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 8, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Piyawan Kittiskulnam, Anoop Sheshadri, Kirsten L. Johansen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

May Meeting Announcements
May 8-12, 2019 National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical Meeting, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. Visit www.kidney.org or call 800-622-9010. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
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Table of Contents for National Kidney Foundation 2019 Spring Clinical Meeting Abstracts May 8 – 12, 2019
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Cardiovascular Disease-Specific Nutrient Intakes of Adults Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis
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Development of Education Technology for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: A Qualitative Assessment of African American Adults
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Utilizing the Lean Launchpad Method to Determine Feasibility of Creating Interactive Digital Media As A Health Education Tool for Phosphorus Management in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
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Dietary N-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Renal Transplant Recipients
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Nutritional Status and Dietary Intake in Predicting Mortality Among Hemodialysis Patients
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Comparing Hemodialysis (HD) Access Type on Nutrition Status, Hospitalization and Mortality
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Albumin, Body Mass Index and Lean Tissue Mass: Is This Combination Useful for Predicting Mortality in Haemodialysis Patients?
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Appropriate Use and Interpretation of BMI in Adults With CKD: Findings From a Systematic Review
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Comparison of Predictive Equations Among Hospitalized Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis
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Diabetes Management Behaviors are Associated With Reduced Risk of Falling Among Patients With Kidney Disease
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High Dietary Ratio of N-6/N-3 Fatty Acids Intake May Adversely Predict for Muscle Mass in Patients With Post Kidney Transplantation
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Impact of Nutrition Supplements on Hospitalization Rates in Incident Hemodialysis Patients
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Test-Retest Reliability and Validity of the Nutrition-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire
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Medical Nutrition Therapy Improves Primary Nutrition Outcomes in Adults With CKD: A Systematic Review
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Real-World Experience With Etelcalcetide in the Management of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in the Hemodialysis (HD) Clinic
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Comparison of Predictive Energy Equations for Estimating Total Energy Expenditure Among Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis
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Factors Associated With Change in Skin Autofluorescence in Dialysis Patients: A Prospective Study
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Skin Autofluorescence and Malnutrition As Predictors of Mortality in Dialysis Patients
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Pre-Emptive Rehabilitation in Persons Approaching Dialysis (PREHAB)
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High –Resistant Starch, Low-Protein Flour Intervention on Patients With Early Type 2 Diabetic Nephropathy: A Randomized Trial
The objective of this study is to explore the effect of high –resistant starch (RS), low-protein flour as a source of RS on patients with early type 2 diabetic nephropathy (DN) through the clinical intervention trial. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 11, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Yan Meng, Hao Bai, Qingtao Yu, Jin Yan, Lili Zhao, Shijun Wang, Zhaoping Li, Qian Wang, Liyong Chen Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Clinical Taste Perception Test for Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease on Dialysis
The aim of this study was to validate a direct taste perception test (TPT) and evaluate its performance in patients on dialysis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 9, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Roxana M. M árquez-Herrera, Gabriela K. Núñez-Murillo, Claudia G. Ruíz-Gurrola, Erika F. Gómez-García, Claudia N. Orozco-González, Laura Cortes-Sanabria, Alfonso M. Cueto-Manzano, Enrique Rojas-Campos Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Bioimpedance Underestimates Bone Mineral Content in Association With High Levels of Phosphate
Recently, Zhou Y et  al.1 published an interesting study that compared body composition measurements obtained from the gold standard dual-energy absorptiometry (DXA) and bioimpedance (BIA). The authors stated that these two methods were compared in previous studies in patients on hemodialysis (HD)2 and peritoneal dial ysis,3 showing that BIA overestimated fat mass (FM) in patients on HD and underestimated in patients on peritoneal dialysis. However, because there are several commercially available devices, the accuracy of BIA devices to measure the human body composition might vary largely. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 6, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shirley Ferraz Crispilho, Kalyanna Soares Bezerra, Maria Aparecida Dalboni, Rosa Maria R. Pereira, Rosilene M. Elias, Rosa M.A. Moyses Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Effects of Low Protein Diet on Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2 –Related Factor 2 Gene Expression in Nondialysis Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of LPD on Nfr2 and NF- κB messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in nondialysis CKD patients. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Juliana Saraiva dos Anjos, Ludmila Ferreira Medeiros de Fran ça Cardozo, Ana Paula Black, Greicielle Santos da Silva, Drielly Cristhiny Mendes de Vargas Reis, Roberta Salarolli, José Carlos Carraro-Eduardo, Denise Mafra Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Synergistic Effect of Inflammatory Cytokines and Body Adiposity on Insulin Resistance and Endothelial Markers in Patients With Stages 3-5 Chronic Kidney Disease
High body adiposity, inflammatory cytokines, insulin resistance (IR), and the endothelial markers —soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1) and soluble vascular adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1)—are among cardiovascular risk factors observed in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Synergistic interaction of inflammatory cytokines with adiposity on IR, sICAM-1, and sVCAM-1 has not been report ed in nondialysis-dependent CKD (NDD-CKD) patients. Thus the study aim was to evaluate the interaction of inflammatory cytokines on the association of body adiposity with the cardiometabolic risk factors—IR, sICAM-1, ...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Maria In ês Barreto Silva, Márcia R.S.T. Klein, Érida S. Cardoso, Mariana S. Costa, Cyro J.M. Martins, Rachel Bregman Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Estimating 24-Hour Urinary Sodium Excretion From Spot Urine Samples in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Spot urine sodium and associated estimating equations provide a suitable alternative assessment of 24-hour sodium excretion in many large-scale studies, but not in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with decreased renal function. Herein, we aimed to develop a novel predictive equation. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Jiachang Hu, Yimei Wang, Nana Song, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jie Teng, Jianzhou Zou, Xiaoqiang Ding Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Bowel Habits and the Association With Uremic Toxins in Non –Dialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between bowel habits and microbial-derived uremic toxins p-cresyl sulfate (PCS) and indoxyl sulfate (IS) in patients with non –dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD). (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 4, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christiane Ishikawa Ramos, Rachel Gatti Armani, Maria Eugenia Canziani, Carla Juliana Ribeiro Dolenga, Lia Sumie Nakao, Katrina Louise Campbell, Lilian Cuppari Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Basics: Part One
An estimated 14.8% of adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD).1 Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is classified according to the presence of microalbuminuria or macroalbuminuria.2 Of the 30 million US individuals with diabetes, those who met any criteria for DKD is estimated at 26.2%. Using 2010 census data, this translates to a prevalence of approximately 8.2 million people with any DKD, including 4.6 million people with albuminuria, 1.9 million people with macroalbuminuria, 4.5 million people with reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and 0.9 million people with severely reduced eGFR. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - March 17, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Amy Hess Fischl Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index Is Predictive of Subjective Global Assessment and Dialysis Malnutrition Scores in Elderly Patients on Hemodialysis
Malnutrition is a frequent complication in patients on hemodialysis (HD), even if its adequate appraisal remains one of the most complicated challenges in the HD scenario because of the limits of current malnutrition biomarkers. The aim of our study was to assess the relation of subjective nutritional tools Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) and Dialysis Malnutrition Score (DMS) with the objective malnutrition tool Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) in elderly patients on HD. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - March 7, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Leonardo Spatola, Silvia Finazzi, Silvia Santostasi, Claudio Angelini, Salvatore Badalamenti Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Successful Kidney Transplantation Is Associated With Weight Gain From Truncal Obesity and Insulin Resistance
The objective of this study is to compare changes in body composition, lifestyle factors, and metabolic responses occurring in living kidney transplant recipient patients after transplantation. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - March 6, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Biruh Workeneh, Linda W. Moore, Joy V. Nolte Fong, Roman Shypailo, A. Osama Gaber, William E. Mitch Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Body Fat Estimation in Kidney Transplant Recipients: Skinfolds Thickness Compared With Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry
The aim of the study was to compare the method of estimating the body fat percentage (BF%) by skinfold thickness to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in kidney transplant recipients. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - March 6, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Aline Daiane Steffen Kemmerich, Elis Forcellini Pedrollo, Gabriela Corr êa Souza, Roberto Ceratti Manfro, Luis Henrique Canani, Bruna Bellincanta Nicoletto Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Prediction of Mortality and Hospitalization Risk Using Nutritional Indicators and Their Changes Over Time in a Large Prevalent Hemodialysis Cohort
Malnutrition and protein –energy wasting are associated with morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. Existing nutritional scores rely primarily on cross-sectional data. Using readily available nutritional indicators, we developed models to predict the risk of mortality and hospitalization in prevalent hemodialys is patients. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - March 6, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Michelle M.Y. Wong, Stephan Thijssen, Yuedong Wang, Len A. Usvyat, Qingqing Xiao, Peter Kotanko, Franklin W. Maddux Tags: Original Research Source Type: research