Role of Enteral/Parenteral Nutrition in Acute and Chronic Renal Failure

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What you'll learn

Different renal failure patients can have varied nutritional requirements. In CKD patients, evidence supports the use of enteral instead of the parenteral route, but the optimal method of nutritional support remains controversial in acute kidney injury. read more »»

Enteral nutrition in the form of oral nutritional supplements and tube feeding is used in cases where normal food intake is inadequate. Supplementation in ways such as these has been found to increase survival. Learn about the guidelines surrounding the use of nutritional supplementation depending on the condition of the patient 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:

  • Nutritional support in acute and chronic renal failure patients.
  • Advantages of prompt and effective nutritional management.
  • Guidelines of nutritional support.”


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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