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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 101-105

Nutritional management of peritoneal dialysis patient

1 Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Deccan Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Mayoor Prabhu
Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_43_19

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Malnutrition inevitably accompanies chronic kidney disease and dialysis. Markers of malnutrition such as low-serum albumin have been shown to correlate independently with higher mortality in dialysis patients.[1] Malnutrition is seen in both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Nutritional management of PD patients is challenging and vital to the patients' long-term survival and well-being. A multidisciplinary approach with a patient-centric plan is necessary to achieve long-term compliance and success. Consideration to cultural, economic, and medical issues is paramount to develop a workable plan, especially in a country as large and diverse as India. This article reviews nutritional management of PD patient.

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