Medical Education

Nutrition Management and Hyperphosphataemia

Balancing phosphate levels and protein intake in dialysis dependent CKD patients is a significant challenge.[1] Impaired renal phosphate excretion and high protein dietary requirements frequently lead to hyperphosphatemia, which negatively impacts patients’ mineral bone health.[2] The growing elderly dialysis population is particularly challenging to manage due to its additional nutritional…

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Date of publication:
October 12, 2017

Medical Education

What is the Right Vitamin D Target Level?

Vitamin D metabolism is central to the endocrine regulation of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and its deficiency can result in serious morbidity including secondary hyperparathyroidism and fractures[1]. This downloadable presentation summarises the consequence of vitamin D insufficiency, discusses the vitamin D levels we should be targeting in our patients with…

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Date of publication:
September 27, 2017

Medical Education

Pathophysiology of Hyperphosphatemia

Loss of renal function can lead to reduced phosphate excretion, phosphate dysregulation and, over time, vascular calcification. This downloadable presentation summarizes the pathophysiology of phosphate dysregulation in CKD and examines the mechanisms by which vascular calcification may occur.

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Date of publication:
May 19, 2016

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