Special Issue "Nutritional Approach for Patients with Advanced CKD"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Adamasco Cupisti
Guest Editor
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: chronic kidney disease; renal nutrition; kidney stones disease; phosphate; dialysis; dietary protein

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dietetic-nutritional therapy is an important component of conservative management care for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease. This factor is becoming more and more relevant in the advanced stages of CKD when it is crucial to delay or even avoid the beginning of dialysis treatment.

In particular, proper nutritional treatment may be very important when the patient is included in a pre-emptive kidney transplant program to delay the need for dialysis, providing greater opportunity to effectively achieve pre-emptive transplantation.

The recent KDOQI guidelines support the implementation of nutritional treatment for CKD, but concerns about the safety and applicability of low-protein regimes still prevent the widespread use of protein-restricted regimens in clinical practice.

An interdisciplinary and multi-professional approach is necessary for patient-centred and patient-shared treatments to give the highest chance of success and safety.

This Special Issue aims to present a collection of papers that report clinical experiences and different nutritional treatment strategies for patients with advanced stage CKD, including those in pre-emptive transplant programs and those with infrequent or incremental dialysis schedules.

Prof. Dr. Adamasco Cupisti
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • chronic kidney disease
  • low protein diet
  • incremental dialysis
  • infrequent dialysis
  • pre-emptive kidney transplant
  • nutritional status
  • diet
  • kidney disease progression

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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