COVID-19 and Nutrition

Impact of Nutrition and Diet on COVID-19 Infection and Implications for Kidney Health and Kidney Disease Management
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Linda W. Moore
Publication stage: In Press Accepted Manuscript


COVID-19 Resource Collection

Special Collection: Covid-19 In the face of the unprecedented public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this special collection gathers COVID-19–related publications from the NKF family of journals, as well as relevant resources from the NKF and Elsevier.

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May 2020
Reliability of Anthropometry-Based Equations Compared to Dual Energy Absorptiometry for Assessing Body Composition in Predialysis Chronic Kidney Disease—A Longitudinal Study Skinfold thickness measurements for assessing body composition are reported to have good reproducibility compared to the reference method of dual energy absorptiometry (DXA). In the current study, we compared the level of agreement between body composition measured with DXA and skinfold thickness (SFT) in CKD Stage 3 and 4, at 2 occasions, 6 months apart.

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March 2020
Patient-Centered Model for Protein-Energy Wasting: Stakeholder Deliberative Panels Public participation has long been considered integral to decision-making success in a democracy. Health researchers have used participatory research strategies to partner with communities to effectively solve problems for decades.

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January 2020
Short-Term Effects of Branched-Chain Amino Acids–Enriched Dialysis Fluid on Branched-Chain Amino Acids Plasma Level and Mass Balance: A Randomized Cross-Over Study The hemodialysis (HD) session per se is a catabolic event contributing to protein–energy wasting via several mechanisms including nutrient losses. Amino acids (AAs) losses in the dialysate are estimated from 6 to 10 g per treatment. The HD patient plasma AA concentration is usually lower than in normal subjects. This is even more marked in patients with long dialysis vintage or malnutrition.

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September 2019
The Effect of Long-Term Cholecalciferol Supplementation on Vascular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients With Hypovitaminosis D Hypovitaminosis D has been associated with higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the general population and in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Among the cardiovascular abnormalities in patients with CKD, vascular calcification (VC) is of major interest. Cross-sectional studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and VC in both dialysis and nondialysis CKD patients.

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About JRN

The Journal of Renal Nutrition is devoted exclusively to renal nutrition science and renal dietetics. Its content is appropriate for nutritionists, physicians and researchers working in nephrology. Each issue contains a state-of-the-art review, original research, articles on the clinical management and education of patients, a current literature review, and nutritional analysis of food products that have clinical relevance.

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ISRNM The purpose of the ISRN&M is to advance the knowledge of nutrition and metabolism in renal disease and renal failure and to foster communication of the advancements of this knowledge by means of scientific meetings and cooperation with other scientific societies of nephrology, nutrition, biochemistry and physiology.