Phosphate management-a dietitian's perspective.J Ren Care. 2009 Mar; 35 Suppl 1:79-83.JR
Hyperphosphataemia is a complication of renal failure which can lead to vascular calcification and hyperparathyroidism. Many factors influence phosphate levels, e.g. adherence to a low phosphate diet, adequate dialysis, hyperparathyroidism and concordance with phosphate binders. This article looks at the issues to consider and provides a dietitian's perspective on phosphate management.