1st Edition

Nutrition Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease

Edited By Lynn K. Thomas, Jennifer Bohnstadt Othersen Copyright 2012
    308 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Kidney disease is a global health concern that affects people of all ages and races. Based on the work of the National Kidney Foundation and the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes foundation, guidelines have been developed outlining the parameters for patient care. Nutritional Therapy for Chronic Kidney Disease builds upon the discoveries made by these institutions and expands upon their recommendations to provide a comprehensive guidebook with practice protocols for individuals with kidney disease.

    With chapters written by expert authors drawing on their own experiences, the book:

  • Outlines the history of kidney disease and its treatment
  • Details the distinctions in nutrition therapy throughout the five stages of chronic kidney disease
  • Features precise recommendations for management of the complicated renal diet in acute kidney disease
  • Examines dietary concerns for pregnant women, children, persons with diabetes, and post-transplant patients
  • Discusses the common metabolic pathologies associated with kidney disease, including electrolyte and acid-based disorders, bone and mineral disorders, and chronic anemia
  • Includes chapters on obesity and physical activity, quality of life improvement in chronic kidney disease, and dietary counseling strategies
  • Reflecting the medical community’s emphasis on patient-centered care, this volume provides a complete primer on the importance of diet in maintaining kidney health and provides practical guidance to caregivers charged with devising nutritional strategies for kidney patients.

    Brief History of Kidney Disease; Lynn K. Thomas
    Renal Physiology; L. Britt Wilson
    Electrolyte and Acid–Base Disorders; Malcolm L. Buford and Charles J. Foulks
    Acute Kidney Injury; Pranay Kathuria and Anand Khurana
    Nephrotic Syndrome; Tai-Gen Cui, Joseph Janicki, and Taixing Cui
    Current Techniques for Dialysis; Jennifer Othersen
    Nutrition Care Process: Screening and Assessment; Claire Moise and Lynn K. Thomas
    Nutrition for Chronic Kidney Disease, Stages 1–3; Kim S. Stote
    Nutrition for Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage 4; Ann Grothe
    Nutrition for Chronic Kidney Disease, Stage 5; Lesley McPhatter
    Nutrition for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease; Peggy Solan
    Pregnancy and Kidney Disease; Jeannine C. Lawrence
    Obesity and Physical Activity; Tanis Vye Mihalynuk
    Chronic Kidney Disease and Mineral and Bone Disorder Management; C.J. Parris and Beth Parris
    Diabetes Management; Fran Kittell
    Anemia Management; Emily Dill McDonald
    Enteral and Parenteral Nutritional Support; Kyle Thompson and Lynn K. Thomas
    Nutrition in Kidney Transplantation; Nicole Armellino-Nitti and Tamara Karosanidze
    Establishing Quality Improvement Parameters; Lynn K. Thomas
    Counseling Strategies; Matthew Orr




    Dr. Lynn K. Thomas is the Assistant Dean for Preclinical Curriculum in the Office of Medical Education and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She also serves as the Director of the Nutrition Vertical Curriculum for the School of Medicine. She holds an Associates’ Degree in Secondary Education from Shawnee State University; dual Bachelors’ Degrees in English and Dietetics; a Masters’ Degree in Home Economics/Nutrition from Marshall University; and a Doctorate in Public Health with an emphasis on nutrition education from the University of South Carolina. She is a registered dietitian, licensed in the South Carolina, and a certified nutrition support clinician. Dr. Thomas has over 25 years of experience as a nutrition support and renal dietitian. She publishes in both the nutrition and the education fields and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition.

    Dr. Jennifer Othersen is Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. She is also a DVAMC Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at the University of South Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Francis Marion University followed by a second BS in Chemistry at the University of South Carolina. She holds an MD from the Medical University of South Carolina where she also received her training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She is active in clinical research and is a Principal Investigator on several research studies currently being conducted at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center.