Kidney disease as a medical complication of eating disorders

Nature Reviews Nephrology
By Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS Leah Puckett, MD, MPH

Kidney disease is an underappreciated medical complication of anorexia nervosa. Further research is needed to clarify the mechanisms that drive kidney disease in patients who restrict caloric intake or engage in purging. Education and awareness are also needed, because kidney disease is often under-recognized by these patients and their clinicians.

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Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

Dr. Philip S. Mehler began his career at Denver Health more than 35 years ago and was formerly its Chief of Internal Medicine and then Denver Health’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) until he was promoted…
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Leah Puckett, MD, MPH

Dr. Leah Puckett has been with ACUTE as a hospitalist since 2018. Dr. Puckett is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She completed her…

ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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