Role of Nutritional Assessment and Support in Acute Kidney Injury

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What you'll learn

Acute kidney injury is characterized by a rapid decrease in kidney function that is associated with changes in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. AKI rarely occurs as an isolated organ failure. read more »»

It mostly emerges as a component of multiple organ failure syndromes. Also, protein-energy wasting is a major negative prognostic factor. Nutritional support is frequently required, either parenteral or enteral. The primary goals of nutrition support are to ensure delivery of adequate nutrients, to prevent protein-energy wasting, to support immune system function, and to reduce mortality. While nutrition support is essential, one must be mindful of complications such as hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, fluid retention, electrolyte abnormalities. Learn all about this topic in much 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:

  • Acute kidney injury and its effects on the body
  • Role of nutrition support in AKI patients
  • Associated complications of nutrition 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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