Evaluation of a Mineral Metabolism Protocol in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
To determine if there is an improvement in the number of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients who meet target goals for serum phosphorus and parathyroid hormone (iPTH) after the implementation of a dietitian led mineral metabolism protocol. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 5, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shelly Messenger Tags: Research Brief Source Type: research

Subjective Global Assessment for the Diagnosis of Protein–Energy Wasting in Nondialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
Subjective global assessment (SGA) has been demonstrated to be a reliable method for protein–energy wasting (PEW) evaluation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis. Few data are available on PEW evaluation in nondialysis stages of CKD, and the validity of SGA has been scarcely investigated in this population. Herein, we aimed to evaluate in nondialysis-dependent CKD patients (NDD-CKD): (1) the prevalence of PEW by SGA; (2) the most common abnormalities of the SGA components; and (3) the agreement of SGA with the traditional anthropometric parameters. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 5, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lilian Cuppari, Marion Schneider Meireles, Christiane Ishikawa Ramos, Maria Ayako Kamimura Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Mineral Metabolism Protocol in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
To determine if there is an improvement in the number of peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients who meet target goals for serum phosphorus and parathyroid hormone (iPTH) after the implementation of a dietitian led mineral metabolism protocol. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 5, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Shelly Messenger Source Type: research

The Impact of Morbid Obesity on Hospital Length of Stay in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Obesity is often associated with higher hospital costs because of longer length of stay (LOS) but this has not been well studied in the kidney transplant population. Therefore, we used national data to compare LOS in select groups of morbidly obese and normal weight recipients after kidney transplant. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniel Pieloch, Richard Mann, Viktor Dombrovskiy, Meelie DebRoy, Adena J. Osband, Zahidul Mondal, Sonalis Fernandez, David A. Laskow Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Subjective Global Assessment Scores Have Poor Correlation With Serum Albumin in Obese Hemodialysis Patients by Eric D. Erb, Rosa K. Hand, and Alison L. Steiber
We read with much interest the article by Erb et al1 published in the July 2014 issue of Journal of Renal Nutrition showing that Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) scores do not correlate well with serum albumin in obese hemodialysis patients and, therefore, may not be a valid nutrition assessment tool for these patients. We believe that serum albumin cannot be the best indicator to verify nutritional status and assess the value of SGA because it is not only a marker of visceral proteins but also of inflammation and overhydration. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniele Marcelli, Attilio Di Benedetto, Annalisa Ciotola, Aileen Grassmann, Bernard Canaud Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

High-Protein Diets and Renal Health
High-protein diets (i.e., protein content of more than 25% of energy or more than 2 g/kg body weight per day) based on meat and dairy products are repeatedly promoted for weight reduction and better health, but the evidence supporting these notions is quite dubious. As described in the present review, there is a reason to be concerned about adverse effects of such diets, including glomerular hyperfiltration, hypertensive effects of a concomitant increase in dietary sodium, and an increased risk of nephrolithiasis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Peter Marckmann, Palle Osther, Agnes N. Pedersen, Bente Jespersen Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Adequate Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status in Patients With Nephrolithiasis: New Targets and Objectives
Modifiable risk factors for kidney stones, such as diet and nutritional status, are targets in the treatment and prevention of nephrolithiasis. The aim of the present study was to assess the nutritional state and energy and nutrient adequacy of patients with nephrolithiasis via anthropometric evaluation, dietary inquiry, and urine biochemistry. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Larissa Marques Tondin de Oliveira, Daniela Barbieri Hauschild, Christiane de Mesquita Barros Almeida Leite, Deise Regina Baptista, Mauricio Carvalho Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

The Impact of Morbid Obesity on Hospital Length of Stay in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Obesity is often associated with higher hospital costs because of longer length of stay (LOS) but this has not been well studied in the kidney transplant population. Therefore, we used national data to compare LOS in select groups of morbidly obese and normal weight recipients after kidney transplant. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniel Pieloch, Richard Mann, Viktor Dombrovskiy, Meelie DebRoy, Adena J. Osband, Zahidul Mondal, Sonalis Fernandez, David A. Laskow Source Type: research

Subjective Global Assessment Scores Have Poor Correlation With Serum Albumin in Obese Hemodialysis Patients by Eric D. Erb, Rosa K. Hand, and Alison L. Steiber, Published Online Recently
We read with much interest the article by Erb et al1 recently published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition showing that Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) scores do not correlate well with serum albumin in obese hemodialysis patients and, therefore, may not be a valid nutrition assessment tool for these patients. We believe that serum albumin cannot be the best indicator to verify nutritional status and assess the value of SGA because it is not only a marker of visceral proteins but also of inflammation and overhydration. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Daniele Marcelli, Attilio Di Benedetto, Annalisa Ciotola, Aileen Grassmann, Bernard Canaud Source Type: research

High-Protein Diets and Renal Health
High-protein diets (i.e., protein content of more than 25% of energy or more than 2 g/kg body weight per day) based on meat and dairy products are repeatedly promoted for weight reduction and better health, but the evidence supporting these notions is quite dubious. As described in the present review, there is a reason to be concerned about adverse effects of such diets, including glomerular hyperfiltration, hypertensive effects of a concomitant increase in dietary sodium, and an increased risk of nephrolithiasis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Peter Marckmann, Palle Osther, Agnes N. Pedersen, Bente Jespersen Source Type: research

Adequate Dietary Intake and Nutritional Status in Patients With Nephrolithiasis: New Targets and Objectives
Modifiable risk factors for kidney stones, such as diet and nutritional status, are targets in the treatment and prevention of nephrolithiasis. The aim of the present study was to assess the nutritional state and energy and nutrient adequacy of patients with nephrolithiasis via anthropometric evaluation, dietary inquiry, and urine biochemistry. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - August 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Larissa Marques Tondin de Oliveira, Daniela Barbieri Hauschild, Christiane de Mesquita Barros Almeida Leite, Deise Regina Baptista, Mauricio Carvalho Source Type: research

Effects of a Symbiotic on Gut Microbiota in Mexican Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease
Gut microbiota provides beneficial effects under physiological conditions, but is able to contribute to inflammatory diseases in susceptible individuals. Thus, we designed this study to test whether additional intake of symbiotic gel affects specific modifications of gut microbiota in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 22, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: José Cruz-Mora, Norma E. Martínez-Hernández, Fabiola Martín del Campo-López, Daniela Viramontes-Hörner, Bárbara Vizmanos-Lamotte, José F. Muñoz-Valle, Guillermo García-García, Isela Parra-Rojas, Natividad Castro-Alarcón Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Nutrition Assessment and Risk Prediction in Dialysis Patients—A New Integrative Score
We developed a quantitative nutritional score, based on biochemical measures, taken as part of monthly routine care. The score can be accomplished within a short time after routine laboratory results completion and identify a monthly change in nutritional status. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 18, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Sara Blumberg Benyamini, Zeev Katzir, Alexander Biro, Relu Cernes, Batya Shalev, Tova Chaimy, Zvi Barnea Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Comparisons of Serum Vitamin D Levels, Status, and Determinants in Populations With and Without Chronic Kidney Disease Not Requiring Renal Dialysis: A 24-Hour Urine Collection Population-Based Study
Vitamin D deficiency is frequent in the general population and might be even more prevalent among populations with kidney failure. We compared serum vitamin D levels, vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency status, and vitamin D level determinants in populations without chronic kidney disease (CKD) and with CKD not requiring renal dialysis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 13, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Idris Guessous, William McClellan, David Kleinbaum, Viola Vaccarino, Otmar Zoller, Jean-Marc Theler, Fred Paccaud, Michel Burnier, Murielle Bochud, Swiss Survey on Salt Group Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

A High Prevalence of Abnormal Nutrition Parameters Found in Predialysis End-Stage Kidney Disease: Is It a Result of Uremia or Poor Eating Habits?
To describe the baseline nutritional characteristics of a cohort of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients attending a pre-dialysis clinic. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Maria Chan, John Kelly, Marijka Batterham, Linda Tapsell Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Associations Among Epoetin Therapy, Inflammation, Nutritional Status, and Mortality in Patients on Hemodialysis
Inflammation contributes to hemopoiesis by lowering responses to epoetin (EPO) and to an increase in the mortality of patients on hemodialysis. However, nutritional status might alter associations among inflammation, EPO responsiveness, and the risk of mortality. We assessed the effect of inflammation on mortality according to nutritional status among EPO responses in a cohort of prevalent hemodialysis patients. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 10, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Hirokazu Honda, Naoki Kimata, Kenji Wakai, Tadao Akizawa Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

July Meeting Announcements
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

The Winds of Change
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lisa Gutekunst Tags: Message from the Chairperson Source Type: research

Filipino “Kulinarya” Cuisine and Chronic Kidney Disease
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thessa Obrero Churillo Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Renal Vitamins Revisited
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Pam Buchholz Tags: Product Update Source Type: research

Masthead
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - July 1, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Frontmatter Source Type: research

Masthead
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Frontmatter Source Type: research

Filipino “Kulinarya” Cuisine and Chronic Kidney Disease
Filipino communities exist in many places around the world. Migration of Filipinos is recorded as early as 1417 during a trade mission to China followed by travel in galleon ships during the Spanish colonization between 1521 and 1898. A more organized migration started in the early 1900s through the need for agricultural labor in Hawaii followed by the migration of Filipino veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces after World War II. During the 1970s, the Philippines experienced a significant increase in the unemployment rate resulting in an increase in migration as contract workers went to different countries to seek ...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Thessa Obrero Churillo Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Renal Vitamins Revisited
Renal vitamins are commonly prescribed for dialysis patients in the United States. There are various brands and products available on the market today. The different products and formulations offer the opportunity to customize the renal vitamin to the individual's needs. Those needs may include wound healing, hyperlipidemia, or taste alterations. In addition, there are liquid and slow-dissolve options for those needing or wanting an alternative. All of the products contain the 8 B-complex vitamins along with vitamin C in varying amounts. Other vitamins and minerals present in several products include vitamin D, vitamin E, ...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Pam Buchholz Tags: Product Update Source Type: research

July Meeting Announcements
July 26-31, 2014 World Transplant Congress, Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, CA. Visit http://www.wtc2014.org or call 856-439-0880. August 10-13, 2014 The Organization for Transplant Professionals (NATCO) 39th Annual Meeting, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Visit www.natco1.org or call 913-895-4612. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Announcements Source Type: research

The Winds of Change
Billy Crystal once quipped, “Change is hard work.” This is true, but change also brings opportunity, and, when done well, change can be amazing. The Executive Committee (EC) of the Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) has undergone some changes this year. We have said expected and unexpected goodbyes to some dynamic women, and we have welcomed a new group of members who will oversee a dynamic shift in the focus of the CRN. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - June 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Lisa Gutekunst Tags: Message from the Chairperson Source Type: research

SGA Scores Have Poor Correlation With Serum Albumin in Obese Hemodialysis Patients: A Secondary Analysis
The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between serum albumin and the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) in a sample of obese hemodialysis (HD) patients.Design and Method: Study subjects (N = 253) included patients who were categorized into well-nourished (68%, SGA score 6-7) and malnourished (score 1-5) groups, and, on the basis of the body mass index (BMI), into obese (BMI> 30 kg/m2; 35%) and nonobese (BMI
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Eric D. Erb, Rosa K. Hand, Alison L. Steiber Tags: Research Brief Source Type: research

Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Iron-Containing Phosphate Binder, JTT-751, in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis
Conclusion: JTT-751 1.5-6.0 g/day controls serum phosphorus concentrations and reduces the need for ESAs and intravenous iron in patients receiving hemodialysis. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 19, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Keitaro Yokoyama, Takashi Akiba, Masafumi Fukagawa, Masaaki Nakayama, Kenichi Sawada, Yuji Kumagai, Glenn M. Chertow, Hideki Hirakata Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Iron-Containing Phosphate Binder, JTT-751, in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 15, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Keitaro Yokoyama, Takashi Akiba, Masafumi Fukagawa, Masaaki Nakayama, Kenichi Sawada, Yuji Kumagai, Glenn M. Chertow, Hideki Hirakata Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

SGA Scores Have Poor Correlation With Serum Albumin in Obese Hemodialysis Patients: A Secondary Analysis
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 15, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Eric D. Erb, Rosa K. Hand, Alison L. Steiber Tags: Research Brief Source Type: research

Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption a Risk Factor for Kidney Function Decline? A Systematic Review of Observational Studies
Conclusion: Although alcohol consumption in selected populations was inversely associated with renal impairment, a beneficial role of alcohol consumption on renal function has not been consistently demonstrated. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 14, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alessandra Buja, Angela Vinelli, Camilla Lion, Emanuele Scafato, Vincenzo Baldo Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption a Risk Factor for Kidney Function Decline? A Systematic Review of Observational Studies
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - May 12, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Alessandra Buja, Angela Vinelli, Camilla Lion, Emanuele Scafato, Vincenzo Baldo Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Relation Between Anxiety, Depression, and Physical Activity and Performance in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
Objective: Maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients have a high prevalence of anxiety and depression and decreased daily physical activity (DPA) and exercise capacity. Because affective disorders may affect DPA and physical performance, we investigated possible relationships between anxiety or depression and DPA and physical performance in relatively healthy MHD patients.Design and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 72 relatively healthy MHD patients and 39 normal adults. DPA was measured for 7 days with an Actigraph Activity Monitor®. Physical performance was assessed using the 6-minute walk (6-MWT), sit...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 30, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Min Zhang, Jun Chul Kim, Yinan Li, Bryan B. Shapiro, Janos Porszasz, Rachelle Bross, Usama Feroze, Rajeev Upreti, David Martin, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Joel D. Kopple Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Disease-Specific Predictive Formulas for Energy Expenditure in the Dialysis Population
Conclusion: Existing equations for REE derived from normal individuals are not valid in the dialysis population. The relatively increased REE in those with low BMI implies the need for higher dialysis doses in this subgroup. This disease-specific algorithm may be useful clinically and as a research tool to predict REE. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 30, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Enric Vilar, Ashwini Machado, Andrew Garrett, Robert Kozarski, David Wellsted, Ken Farrington Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Demographic Associations of High Estimated Sodium Intake and Frequency of Consumption of High-Sodium Foods in People With Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 in England
The objective of this study was to investigate sodium intake in a cohort of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 3 in England to identify demographic characteristics of subgroups with high sodium intake and specific foods that contribute to excessive sodium intake.Design and Methods: Study subjects (N = 1,729) included CKD patients from 32 general practices in the Renal Risk in Derby study. Patients had a glomerular filtration rate between 30 and 59 mL/min per 1.73 m2 on 2 or more occasions at least 3 months apart before recruitment. Sodium excretion (assumed to be equal to intake) was estimated from early mornin...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 30, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fabiana B. Nerbass, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Natasha J. McIntyre, Christopher W. McIntyre, Fiona C. Willingham, Maarten W. Taal Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Urinary Phytate (Myo-Inositol Hexaphosphate) in Healthy School Children and Risk of Nephrolithiasis
Conclusion: Because both substances are important inhibitors of crystallization, these finding suggests that these children are at risk of crystallization. Moreover, their diets consisted of foods rich in animal protein, with insufficient consumption of vegetables, legumes, and fruits. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 30, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Felix Grases, Concepcion Saez-Torres, Adrian Rodriguez, Antonia Costa-Bauza, Dolores Rodrigo, Guillem Frontera, Francisco Berga, Saajidah Fakier Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Disease-Specific Predictive Formulas for Energy Expenditure in the Dialysis Population
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 28, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Enric Vilar, Ashwini Machado, Andrew Garrett, Robert Kozarski, David Wellsted, Ken Farrington Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Relation Between Anxiety, Depression, and Physical Activity and Performance in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 28, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Min Zhang, Jun Chul Kim, Yinan Li, Bryan B. Shapiro, Janos Porszasz, Rachelle Bross, Usama Feroze, Rajeev Upreti, David Martin, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Joel D. Kopple Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Demographic Associations of High Estimated Sodium Intake and Frequency of Consumption of High-Sodium Foods in People With Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 in England
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 28, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Fabiana B. Nerbass, Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Natasha J. McIntyre, Christopher W. McIntyre, Fiona C. Willingham, Maarten W. Taal Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Urinary Phytate (-Inositol Hexaphosphate) in Healthy School Children and Risk of Nephrolithiasis
(Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 28, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Felix Grases, Concepcion Saez-Torres, Adrian Rodriguez, Antonia Costa-Bauza, Dolores Rodrigo, Guillem Frontera, Francisco Berga, Saajidah Fakier Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Frontmatter Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Frontmatter Source Type: research

Masthead
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Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Frontmatter Source Type: research

MyPlate for Healthy Eating With Chronic Kidney Disease (MyPlate Education for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Receiving Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Treatment)
In June 2011, the MyPlate educational materials replaced the MyPyramid. MyPlate is an educational tool that was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote positive nutrition behaviors and balanced food choices. The MyPlate image highlights significant healthful messages that are based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. One of the major goals of the MyPlate educational tool is to teach consumers how to eat healthier foods and meals in a simple, colorful, and easy-to-understand image. It is a visual reminder that incorporates the 5 food groups using the mealtime visual of a place setting. (Source: Jo...
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Amanda Proscia Tags: Patient Education Source Type: research

Are There Fast-Food Choices for End-Stage Renal Disease Patients? A Look at Phosphorus and Potassium Content in Common Fast Foods
Fast food is cheap, convenient, and common for the average American; adults consume an average of 11.3% of their daily calories from fast food. Fast food has become routine in most American's lifestyles, including people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It is known that most fast foods are high in calories, fat, sugar, and salt because fast-food companies must provide nutritional facts at their stores and online. The phosphorus and potassium concentrations in foods are unfortunately not readily available to most patients or practitioners. (Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Renal Nutrition - April 21, 2014 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Christina Arquette Tags: Product Update Source Type: research