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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-31

Why is acute kidney injury more demanding in terms of nutritional support?

Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Hemant Mehta
Department of Nephrology, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrnm.jrnm_50_19

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Treatment for acute kidney injury (AKI) primarily relies on treating the underlying cause and maintaining the patient until kidney function has recovered. Enteral and parenteral nutrition are commonly used to treat nutritional disorders in AKI patients; however, their efficacy in treating AKI are still debated. This article focuses on nutritional requirements of patients with AKI.

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