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Based on the KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in Children With CKD: 2008 UpdateOverview



Transplantation is not a cure. It is a state of chronic kidney disease (CKD), regardless of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or other markers of kidney damage. Management of children with a kidney transplant includes care of the graft, but also care of the complications of CKD stages 1–5T. The short- and long-term effects of immunosuppressive medications present new and familiar nutritional challenges to children and their caregivers. The frequency of nutritional assessment may be highest in the early post-transplantation period and decreases as the dosage and side effects of immunosuppressive medications are reduced. Immediate and short-term nutritional goals: Encourage intake. Promote blood pressure control. Maintain glucose, mineral, and electrolyte balance. Long-term nutritional goals: Prevent chronic complications of immunosuppressive therapy: – Excessive weight gain/obesit

Year: 2011
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