Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Protein energy wasting in CKD patients

3' education - May 10, 2012

Protein energy wasting in CKD patients

Dr. Juan J. Carrero, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

“A new terminology of an old problem”, dr. Carrero starts his overview about the prevalence, pathophysiology, outcomes and monitoring of protein energy wasting.
Because of a lack of consensus about the definition of protein energy wasting, it is difficult to define the prevalence. It is probably caused by a combination of undernutrition and catabolism.
“That is the message that I want to convey”, Carrero tells, “that you cannot separate them. You have to treat them all at once.”


About the speaker

Juan Jesus Carrero serves as Assistant Professor at Dept. of Renal Medicine Huddinge University Hospital, and at Center
for Molecular Medicine, both at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Master degree in Business and
Administration (MBA, 2002) and two PhD degrees in Pharmacy/Nutrition (2005 University of Granada, Spain) and
in Medicine (2008, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden). Since his arrival to Karolinska Institutet in 2006 as an ERA-EDTA
fellow, he has authored more than 120 original publications and reviews as well as 12 book chapters on various aspects
of protein-energy wasting in Chronic Kidney Disease, with special emphasis on the areas of inflammation, anorexia and
pro-catabolic endocrine disorders. His Hirsch index is 22. He has given more than 30 invited lectures at international
meetings and congresses worldwide including the ISRNM, ERA-EDTA, ESPEN and WCN. He sits at the board of the Center
for Gender Medicine at Karolinska institutet and serves in the editorial board of Journal or Renal Nutrition, Journal of
Nephrology and NDT-educational, where he also leads the Renal Nutrition blog.

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