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Adequate energy intake essential to optimise nutritional status

Pre dialysis/ Conservative Management

High energy requirements (30-35 kcal/kg/IBW)

  • Can have raised metabolic rate


High-energy requirements (30-35 kcal/kg/IBW)

  • Catabolic process raises metabolic rate

Peritoneal Dialysis

Moderate energy requirements (25-30/kg/IBW)

Account for calories absorbed from dialysis fluid (can be 70-270kcal/day)


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