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Article Spotlight | Malnutrition, inflammation, & fluid overload & their associations with hemodialysis patient survival

By |2021-07-16T19:35:15+00:00July 13th, 2021|

  Fluid overload (FO) is a prevalent issue among people with end-stage renal disease on dialysis. There are many consequences related to fluid overload, ultimately leading to increased hospitalization, mortality risk, and poor quality of life. Historically, fluid status has been evaluated in isolation, however, as the study below authors propose, it may be more [...]

Patient Care America Named One of South Florida’s Top Workplaces 2021

By |2021-07-01T12:28:44+00:00June 30th, 2021|

Patient Care America is proud to announce it has been awarded South Florida’s Top Workplaces for 2021 by the Sun Sentinel for the fourth consecutive year! Through an anonymous survey our employees were able to provide feedback regarding our work place culture including coaching, leadership and performance among other criteria. This year the Sun Sentinel [...]

Beyond Vitamin D: Supplements that Might Help Manage CKD-MBD

By |2021-06-30T16:13:25+00:00June 15th, 2021|

In the world of kidney disease, Vitamins B3 and K are often overlooked, but these two nutrients may be useful in the fight against Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral Bone Disorders (CKD-MBD). Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, has phosphorous binding abilities that benefit patients with CKD and ESRD. Researched in doses of 25mg-1500mg per [...]

Clinician Perspectives on IDPN

By |2021-06-23T14:26:47+00:00May 12th, 2021|

Intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) is a non-invasive infusion of amino acids, dextrose, and sometimes lipids given to hemodialysis patients. It is designed specifically to boost patient’s nutrition without increasing patient burden by using the dialysis access site during the patient’s regular dialysis session. The goal of IDPN is to [...]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

By |2021-04-12T22:35:14+00:00April 12th, 2021|

In the past few decades, meditation has made its way into cultures all over the world. This ancient tradition, once only tied to different religious teachings, is now prescribed by physicians and practiced by many business professionals, scientists, athlete’s, politicians, military personnel and even students.  Stemming from the Latin [...]

The Power of Protein

By |2021-06-23T14:53:00+00:00March 2nd, 2021|

In the dietitian nutrition world, we recognize that all macro and micronutrients are important for health. Yet protein tends to steal the spotlight, demanding attention in the media, in research, and in clinical nutrition counseling. It’s easy to understand protein’s popularity given every cell in our body needs it for structure and function. Body [...]

Boosting Motivation by Targeting Capability and Opportunity for Dialysis Patients

By |2021-02-18T20:28:01+00:00February 5th, 2021|

Behavior is impacted by 3 things – Capability, Opportunity, and Motivation. For End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients on dialysis, we often focus on patient Motivation – the mental process that energizes and directs behavior - to help them take more responsibility for their own health outcomes. It’s important to acknowledge that there are [...]

Building Confidence in your Physical Assessment Skills

By |2021-07-13T17:15:12+00:00January 8th, 2021|

Physical assessment can provide insight to a patient’s health and nutritional status that may not otherwise be discovered without more expensive and time-consuming testing. Whether part of a composite nutrition score like in the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) or on its own as a full Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam, the physical assessment is getting more attention [...]

IDPN Upgrade

By |2021-06-23T14:46:35+00:00December 7th, 2020|

The new KDOQI 2020 Updates were recently published after months of exhausting work done by an interdisciplinary team tasked with pouring over all the available literature in order to provide more guidance to the practice of renal nutrition. Kudos to them for all they’ve done, as this update was really needed and will be [...]

Patient Care America One of South Florida’s Top Workplaces 2020

By |2020-12-07T22:04:24+00:00December 4th, 2020|

Patient Care America has been named for the third consecutive year as one of the top mid-sized companies in South Florida by the Sun Sentinel Media Group. The Sun Sentinel surveyed nearly 30,000 employees in South Florida to find the best places to work. Nearly 13,000 employees responded to the survey. Creating a Top Workplace is about [...]

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