Nutrition and the dialysis prescription AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY Chertow, G. M., Bullard, A., Lazarus, J. M. 1996; 16 (1): 79-89


Malnutrition is common among patients with acute and chronic renal failure. The efficiency of modern dialytic techniques has allowed for more liberal administration of nutrients to patients with renal failure, particularly with regard to protein and amino acids. Protein restriction is not indicated for patients on dialysis, and should be employed cautiously, if at all, in patients with renal insufficiency. The 'nutrition prescription' should be considered a vital part of the comprehensive medical, surgical, and dialytic care provided to patients with renal disease.

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