Special Issue "Dietary Interventions in Chronic Kidney Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: molecular mechanisms of kidney injury and chronic kidney disease; role of iron in kidney disease; renal lipid metabolism and lipotoxicity; gut microbiota and the kidney; proximal tubule ion transport; renal handling and (patho)physiologic roles of uric acid
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects approximately one in every ten people worldwide, and is the cause of death for millions across the globe each year. In spite of major advances over the past decades, the mechanisms that contribute to the onset and progression of CKD remain incompletely understood, and our armamentarium of therapies for CKD patients remains relatively limited.
Because of its unique role in waste product excretion and whole-body fluid, mineral and acid-base homeostasis, the normal kidney is exquisitely sensitive and responsive to changes in dietary composition. The onset and progression of CKD add layers of complexity to the interplay between diet and the kidney, and there is mounting evidence that patients with CKD may benefit from dietary modifications aimed at improving symptoms, slowing progression, and preventing complications. However, there is still no consensus about optimal strategies for dietary intervention in CKD, taking into consideration each patient’s genetic, clinical, environmental, and sociodemographic characteristics.
In this Special Issue of Nutrients, we invite contributions dealing with various aspects of nutrition and dietary interventions in patients with CKD, including – but not limited to – papers on dietary phosphorus, sodium, potassium, acid-base, and protein intake. We welcome original research articles (clinical, translational or basic research), as well as meta-analyses and reviews.
Dr. Ion Alexandru Bobulescu
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- chronic kidney disease
- dietary phosphorus
- dietary potassium
- dietary sodium
- dietary protein