Role of Diets and Enteral Supplements in Renal Disease

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What you'll learn

Uremic malnutrition is the strongest risk factor for adverse outcomes in kidney disease patients. Protein-energy wasting, low serum albumin, and weight loss are some of the predictors of mortality in these patients. read more »»

Dietary interventions and nutritional support are effective in correcting protein-energy wasting and improving outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease. All CKD patients must be assessed periodically to determine the presence of protein-energy wasting and offered nutritional support accordingly. Critically ill patients are given enteral supplements. Learn all about them in greater detail 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:

  • The nutritional challenges in renal disease.
  • Role of nutrition in preventing the progression of renal disease.
  • Guidelines of enteral nutrition.”


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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