A Novel Clinical Tool for the Management of Taste Changes in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: The Chronic Kidney Disease Taste Plate

Taste alteration is a common, but poorly understood, symptom in end-stage kidney disease. The pathophysiology of taste alteration is complex; to date, management has been largely empirical. As our understanding of pathophysiology grows so does the evidence base for its management. This article introduces a clinical tool—the CKD Taste Plate—to assist clinicians in directing management to the underlying pathophysiology of taste alterations in chronic kidney disease.