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Dietary Considerations With Polycystic Kidney Disease: Fluids

This presentation, Dietary Considerations With Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD): Fluids, reviews practical guidance for diet and PKD and focuses on the preclinical and clinical data on the role of fluids in PKD progression.  In this presentation the impact of fluid intake on the pathophysiology and associated outcomes in patients with PKD will be discussed.

*Speakers are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).

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Kaitlin Dehlin

Kaitlin Dehlin, PhD, RD

Nephrology Medical Science Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Kaitlin Dehlin, PhD, RD earned her doctorate from West Virginia University in Animal and Nutritional Sciences. Her doctoral work examined various dietary interventions to attenuate disease progression in a preclinical rat model of polycystic kidney disease. Prior to that, Dr. Dehlin earned a master’s degree and worked clinically as a Registered Dietitian.

Since the completion of her doctorate in 2014, Dr. Dehlin joined Mead Johnson Nutrition and worked on various products and clinical trials. She joined Otsuka in 2018 as a Medical Science Liaison. During her time at Otsuka, she has built relationships with key opinion leaders, assisted in resource development, and worked with several clinical trial sites.

Laura Frank

Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RDN, CD

Nephrology Medical Science Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Laura Frank is a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) working in the nephrology space for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization (OPDC). Dr. Frank holds a PhD in exercise physiology, a MPH in epidemiology, a M.Ed in Nutrition & Dietetics, a BS in molecular biology and is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She brings a clinical background to the field through her experiences as an acute-care clinical dietitian working with patients with renal diseases and related conditions. She also has a strong academic background with over 12 years of teaching experience and over 6 years of postdoctoral research. She has held several leadership positions such as director of clinical sites for Washington State University’s graduate program in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology and program manager for several projects and grants associated with healthcare organizations. She also has an interest in and holds a professional certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), with experience in projects related to quality measures.

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Online via NephU.org