Why we developed Renastart and Renastep
Inadequate nutrition intake resulting in poor growth is a serious and common issue with pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).1, 2 Despite the recognized important role nutrition plays in the management of pediatric CKD, there have been no pediatric formulas tailored for a child's nutrition needs... except for Renastart and Renastep.
We are proud to offer specialized formulas for pediatric kidney disease to meet this need.
Convenient and Flexible formula options
Careful nutrition management of renal specific nutrients of concern is important throughout the spectrum of CKD.1, 3-5
- Renastep and Renastart are restricted in potassium, phosphorus, chloride, calcium and Vitamin A and ideal to meet the unique nutrition needs of children with pediatric kidney disease.
- Pre-treatment with potassium binding medication is not necessary.
How to use Vitaflo's Pediatric Formulas
In combination with standard pediatric formula for tube or oral feeding
As an oral nutrition supplement
Alone for the nutrition management of hyperkalemia in the short-term*
Not for use as a sole source of nutrition. Not for intravenous use.
*Regular monitoring of nutritional status and electrolyte levels is required.
|Format||Powder in a can||Ready-to drink in a resealable bottle|
|Unique features||Flexibility to customize the nutrition prescription||Convenience & simplicity|
|Calories||Can be concentrated up to 2 kcal/ml||2 kcal/ml|
|Contains||Whey protein, carbohydrate, fat (including docosahexaenoic acid — DHA), vitamins and minerals||Protein, carbohydrate, fat (including docosahexaenoic acid — DHA), vitamins and minerals|
References: 1. National Kidney Foundation. KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in Children with CKD: 2008 update. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009;53 (suppl 2): S1–S124. 2. Nelms CL. Optimizing Enteral Nutrition for Growth in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Front Pediatr. 2018: 6: 214. 3. Rodriguez-Soriano J, Arant BS, Brodehl J, Norman ME. Fluid and electrolyte imbalances in children with chronic renal failure. Am J Kidney Dis. 1986; 7(4): 268–74. 4. Desloovere A, Renken-Terhaerdt J, Tuokkola J, et al. The dietary management of potassium in children with CKD stages 2–5 and on dialysis-clinical practice recommendations from the Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce. Pediatr Nephrol. 2021. doi: 10.1007/s00467-021- 04923-1. Online ahead of print. 5. McAlister L, Pugh P, Greenbaum L, et al. The dietary management of calcium and phosphate in children with CKD stages 2–5 and on dialysis clinical practice recommendation from the Pediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020; 35: 501–518.