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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271--274

Refeeding syndrome in haemodialysis patients

Prawash K Chowdhary1, Sanjeev A Kale1, Priyanka Shukla2 
1 Department of Nephrology, Ramkrishan Care Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Dietitics and Nutrition, Ramkrishan Care Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Dr. Prawash K Chowdhary
Ramkrishna Care Hospital Raipur - 492 001, Chhattisgarh
India

Nutritional therapies have shown to be efficacious and efficient, despite the overall low level of evidence. It however hides the risk of refeeding syndrome in catabolic malnourished patients. Refeeding syndrome is the metabolic response due to the switch from a starvation to a fed state in the initial phase of nutritional therapy in patients who were severely malnourished or metabolically stressed due to severe illness. Here we describe two cases of chronic kidney disease patients on maintenance haemodialysis, who developed refeeding syndrome. Both the patients had tuberculosis and were severely malnourished with subjective global Assessment (SGA) of grade C. Timely diagnosis and proper management leads to good outcome.

How to cite this article:
Chowdhary PK, Kale SA, Shukla P. Refeeding syndrome in haemodialysis patients.Indian J Nephrol 2022;32:271-274

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Chowdhary PK, Kale SA, Shukla P. Refeeding syndrome in haemodialysis patients. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];32:271-274
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