Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism

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

Nutritional management of peritoneal dialysis patient


Mayoor Prabhu1, KS Nayak2 
1 Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Deccan Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Mayoor Prabhu
Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Prabhu M, Nayak K S. Nutritional management of peritoneal dialysis patient.J Renal Nutr Metab 2018;4:101-105


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Prabhu M, Nayak K S. Nutritional management of peritoneal dialysis patient. J Renal Nutr Metab [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 11 ];4:101-105
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