Core Curriculum in Nephrology
Installments of the Core Curriculum in Nephrology provide trainees in nephrology with a strong knowledge base in core topics in the specialty by providing an overview of the topic and citing key references, including the foundational literature that led to current clinical approaches.
- Nutritional considerations form an integral part in the care of a patient with kidney disease because of the kidney's central role in dietary metabolism. Not only can dietary manipulations ameliorate the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, but they also form an important adjunct of therapy regardless of the degree of decrease in kidney function. Whether the patient has chronic kidney disease (CKD) not yet requiring dialysis therapy, is undergoing renal replacement therapy, or has received a kidney transplant, timely and appropriate nutritional intervention can optimize patient care and outcomes.