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Medical Nutrition Therapy

FNCE 2018

217. Collaborative Clinical Nutrition Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease

Tuesday, October 23
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

This session will describe updated evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines for adult patients with chronic renal disease (CKD), developed as a multidisciplinary collaboration of Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library and the National Kidney Foundation (KDOQI). A systematic review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of CKD nutrition assessment methods and interventions to guide development of evidence-based practice recommendations for RDNs and other practitioners to provide safe and effective care. Recommendations included individualizing protein intakes, electrolyte intakes, and dietary patterns. An in-depth coverage of nutritional status assessment, micronutrient intakes, and oral nutritional supplement interventions are new to this guideline. This presentation will also discuss the process of collaboration between two prominent organizations, including how these collaborations can guide the future of global clinical practice guidelines development.

Planned with Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5340 - Renal diseases (disease/disorder)
  • 5410 - Client protocols, clinical guidelines (nutritional care)
  • 5460 - Self-care management (nutritional care)

Deepa Handu, PhD, RD, LDN

Deepa Handu, PhD, serves as a Senior Scientific Director for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library. She has methodological expertise in conducting systematic reviews and quantitative analysis in the field of nutrition. In her position at the Academy, she has led the development of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines, and conducted research to improve evidence-based methods.. Dr. Handu previously has served as the DI Director at Hines VA Hospital, Director of the Master's program at Benedictine University, and Assistant Professor at Loyola University. Dr. Handu’s research interests lie in the areas of evidence-based methods/research methodology, public health nutrition, youth overweight/obesity, and diabetes. Her work has been published in refereed journals, she has published a book on Research Methodology, and has delivered numerous professional presentations. Dr. Handu earned her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University.


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Alison Steiber, PhD, RDN, LD

Dr. Alison Steiber is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the Chief Science Officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. As Chief Science Officer, Dr. Steiber leads the 12 person Research, International, and Scientific Affairs team in both research efforts, including: conducting comparative effectiveness research, systematic reviews and outcomes research. Additionally, Dr. Steiber overseas the Academy’s international efforts, the development of evidence based practice guidelines, malnutrition research, standardized language, and the research fellowship program. Dr. Steiber holds an adjunct faculty position at Case Western Reserve University and prior to the Academy was Director of the Coordinated Dietetic Internship. She is an author on dozens of scientific research papers and represents the Academy at key research, scientific and/or policy conferences. Dr. Steiber completed her Doctorate in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University.


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Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RD, FNKF

Dr. Laura Byham-Gray is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Health Professions at Rutgers University. She received a NIDDK research grant which funded the development and validation of the predictive energy equation in hemodialysis, and has just recently embarked on another research funded project from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality with the plans to explore protein-energy wasting in hemodialysis while integrating the patient perspective. She has held numerous elected and appointed positions at the national, state, and local levels of National Kidney Foundation, The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Currently, Dr. Byham-Gray is chairing the Macronutrients Section of the joint NKF and Academy KDOQI/EAL Clinical Practice Guidelines in Nutrition in CKD. She has also served as the associate editor for the National Kidney Foundation publication, the Journal of Renal Nutrition. Laura has over 100 peer-reviewed articles and professional presentations related to kidney disease, dietetics practice, and clinical decision-making as well as management. Dr. Byham-Gray has served as the chief editor for two books: Nutrition in Kidney Disease (Springer Publications, 2014), and the A Clinical Guide to Nutrition Care in Kidney Disease (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2013). She has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement from the University of Delaware, the Susan C. Knapp Excellence in Education Award, and the prestigious Joel D. Kopple Award.


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Alp Ikizler, MD

Dr. Alp Ikizler is a Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Associate Director, Division of Nephrology. As an accomplished physician-scientist dedicated to patient-oriented research, a significant component of his time and effort is dedicated to mentoring of beginning clinical investigators. The primary interest of his research group is to delineate the mechanisms through which wasting syndrome develops and examine nutritional interventions that would counteract these catabolic signals by stimulating protein anabolism in CKD patients. He has secured over 20 grants from NIH, NKF, AKF, and International society of Nephrology and co-authored more than 280 manuscripts over the last decade. He has received numerous awards and held major positions with international organizations in the field of kidney diseases.


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