Medical Director Practice of Advising Increased Dietary Protein Intake in Hemodialysis Patients With Hyperphosphatemia: Associations With Mortality in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study

Patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) may have poor nutritional status and hyperphosphatemia. Nephrologists sometimes manage hyperphosphatemia by prescribing phosphate binders and/or recommending restriction of dietary phosphate including protein-rich foods; the later may, however, adversely affect nutritional status.