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Challenges in Treating Malnutrition in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Hepatic and Renal Diseases

‐ Sep 23, 2022 12:30pm

Treatment interventions for malnutrition differ depending on a patient’s disease state and age. In this webinar, two challenging disease states, hepatic and renal diseases, and the differences in treatment for malnutrition will be discussed. A focus on both adult and pediatric patients will be incorporated to highlight the differences in malnutrition management across the age spectrum in the setting of these two disease states.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the challenges in diagnosing malnutrition in adults with hepatic disease, specifically weight loss and body composition
  • Explain protein requirements and utilization for malnourished patients with renal disease undergoing hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy or with acute kidney injury
  • Identify unique components in treating malnourished pediatric patients with hepatic and renal disease