Workgroup Developing New Guidelines for Nutrition in CKD

11/16/2016 – On November 15 and 16, experts in nutrition for adult patients with chronic kidney disease convened at the Academy’s headquarters in Chicago to work on evidence-based practice guidelines for nutrition in CKD. The meeting was hosted by the Academy and the National Kidney Foundation.

The new guidelines will replace existing ones created in 2000 by the NKF’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative. They are scheduled to be published in early 2018 by both the NKF and the Academy. Systematic reviews of the guidelines are being led by the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library team.

The content of the new guidelines will cover nutrition assessment, intervention and monitoring relating to macronutrient, micronutrient and electrolyte management for patients in stages 3, 4, 5 and end stage CKD receiving dialysis care.

The multi-disciplinary workgroup, which featured representatives from seven countries, consisted of seven dietitians, seven physicians and one pharmacist.