Low protein diets and nutritional therapies in CKD: investigating the current global trends
Nutritional interventions in chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been met with mixed reports. Strong supporters and determined adversaries have contributed to the controversy, reflecting changes in the near-world of renal replacement therapies, and the wider-world of nutrition. While the support and cooperation between nephrologists, nutritionists and dieticians is the winning (gold- standard) solution in developed countries, it is important to remember that dietary treatment of CKD was an important skill for a nephrologist to have, and that regaining this expertise may be the best strategy for low-income countries, in which a lack of resources limits the offer of care.
This special issue focuses on low-protein diets as part of the “medical management” of CKD but is also open to other aspects of the clinical management of advanced CKD patients. We have made available, along with regular research and review papers, a series of practical strategies, counsels, and suggestions, as well as examples of dietary schemas given to patients.
This special series has been partially sponsored by Fresenius Kabi. All contributing authors, reviewers, and editors are fully independent of the sponsor.
Edited by: Dr Giorgina Piccoli, Dr Adamasco Cupisti, Dr Hayley Henderson