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“Dietaly”: practical issues for the nutritional management of CKD patients in Italy

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Nephrology, July 2016
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“Dietaly”: practical issues for the nutritional management of CKD patients in Italy
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BMC Nephrology, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12882-016-0296-5
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Claudia D’Alessandro, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Patrizia Calella, Giuliano Brunori, Franca Pasticci, Maria Francesca Egidi, Irene Capizzi, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Adamasco Cupisti


Evidence exists that nutritional therapy induces favorable metabolic changes, prevents signs and symptoms of renal insufficiency, and is able to delay the need of dialysis. Currently, the main concern of the renal diets has turned from the efficacy to the feasibility in the daily clinical practice.Herewith we describe some different dietary approaches, developed in Italy in the last decades and applied in the actual clinical practice for the nutritional management of CKD patients.A step-wise approach or simplified dietary regimens are usually prescribed while taking into account not only the residual renal function and progression rate but also socio-economic, psychological and functional aspects.The application of the principles of the Mediterranean diet that covers the recommended daily allowances for nutrients and protein (0.8 g/Kg/day) exert a favorable effect at least in the early stages of CKD. Low protein (0.6 g/kg/day) regimens that include vegan diet and very low-protein (0.3-0.4 g/Kg/day) diet supplemented with essential amino acids and ketoacids, represent more opportunities that should be tailored on the single patient's needs.Rather than a structured dietary plan, a list of basic recommendations to improve compliance with a low-sodium diet in CKD may allow patients to reach the desired salt target in the daily eating.Another approach consists of low protein diets as part of an integrated menu, in which patients can choose the "diet" that best suits their preferences and clinical needs.Lastly, in order to allow efficacy and safety, the importance of monitoring and follow up of a proper nutritional treatment in CKD patients is emphasized.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
Unknown 112 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 19%
Student > Bachelor 17 15%
Other 11 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 7%
Researcher 7 6%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 32 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Psychology 3 3%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 31 27%

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