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Table 3 Pilot survey of nephrologists from the Veterans Administration health system (based on 16 preliminary sets of responses)

From: North American experience with Low protein diet for Non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease

Question 1: Do you recommend or practice LPD?   Question 2: Will you be interested in implementing and managing LPD?   Question 3: How to suggest implement LPD more effectively?  
Never 13 % No 25 % Dedicated dietitian involvement needed 44 %
Rarely 56 % Maybe 56 % Need to improve patient adherence and education 19 %
Sometimes 25 % Yes 19 % Monitor protein intake including by 24-h urine 19 %
Frequently 6 %    Do not favor LPD 13 %
     Prioritize amino-acid and other supplements 6 %
  1. Exact questions that were asked: Question 1: Do you recommend or implement Low Protein Diet (LPD) for conservative management of patients with moderate to advanced CKD, e.g. limiting daily dietary protein intake to 0.6-0.8 gram/kg/day? Question 2. Will you be interested in implementing and managing Low Protein Diet (LPD) for conservative management of CKD patients? Question 3. How do you suggest nephrologists can help implement more effectively Low Protein Diet (LPD) protocols for management of CKD patients?