Assessing the Nutrition Status in Chronic Kidney Disease

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  • Lectures
    1 Video
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    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Chronic kidney disease is a catabolic state characterized by a decrease in the nutritional status of patients due to protein-energy wasting. It is essential to screen and identify the patients at risk of or who have already developed protein-energy wasting to be able to develop an individualized management protocol. read more »»

Assessment tools such as Geriatric Nutrition Risk Index, Mini Nutritional Assessment, Malnutrition Screening Tool, and Nutritional Risk Screening 2002 are used by dietitians and nephrology clinicians to define the nutritional status in CKD patients. Learn all about these diagnostic assessments in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • Dieticians
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological Sciences
  • Athletes

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Major challenges in CKD and their pathogenesis
  • Role of Screening and Assessment
  • Tools of assessment used to a certain nutritional status


Dr. Anitha Saxena

Associate Professor at SGPGIMS


Anita Saxena is currently working as an Additional Professor in the Department of Nephrology in Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. Her qualifications include an MD and Ph.D. She completed her Post-Doctoral fellowships during 1995-96, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University, England. read more »»
She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), International Society of Nephrology (ISN), International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ISRNM), Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN), Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN), Peritoneal dialysis Society of India, Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT), Indian Association of Nephrology (IAN), Member Research Board of Advisors American Biographical Institute, USA, Advisory Council, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, and Philosophical Society, Cambridge, England. She has more than 60 published papers.

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