Advanced CKD and gender: a multi-perspective and multi-dimensional vision


  • Anna Laura Fantuzzi Dietista già Coordinatore Nutrizione e Dietetica Aziendale, AUSL Modena, Comitato Scientifico ASAND (Associazione Scientifica Alimentazione Nutrizione e Dietetica dei Dietisti Italiani), Modena - Italy
  • Elisa Berri Dietista, Dipartimento di Cure Primarie, AUSL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia - Italy
  • Lida Tartagliolne Dirigente Medico, UOC Nefrologia, AOU Policlinico Umberto I di Roma - Italy
  • Marcora Mandreoli Comitato Tecnico Scientifico Progetto regionale PIRP (Prevenzione Insufficienza Renale Progressiva
  • Rossella Giannini Dietista, SSD Malattie del Metabolismo e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico di Modena - Italy
  • Sara Dominjanni Dirigente Medico, UOC Nefrologia e Dialisi Ospedale Sant’Eugenio, ASL Roma 2, Roma - Italy
  • Silvia Porreca Dirigente Medico, U.O. C. di Nefrologia e Dialisi, P.O. “Di Venere”, Bari - ASL BA - Italy



Access to healthcare, Chronic kidney disease, Dialysis treatment, Gender medicine, Women


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is present in approximately 7% of the population in the world: several studies have highlighted socio-cultural discrimination, to the detriment of women, in referral to specialist nephrological care and access to dialysis and transplantation. Globally, gender discrimination limits the possibility of access to education and medical care and the involvement in clinical trials. Women on dialysis have different comorbidities than men; the choice to follow a predialysis process and the subsequent orientation towards dialysis treatment are certainly influenced by gender as is the choice of dialysis access. As regards kidney transplantation, women are more likely to offer themselves as donors rather than to be beneficiaries. Conventional knowledge supports the belief that there are gender differences in the acquisition, preparation and consumption of food; for this reason it is essential to consider the variables that come into play when defining and agreeing treatment paths, in particular in taking care of people with chronic diseases such as CKD.


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How to Cite

Fantuzzi, A. L., Berri, E., Tartagliolne, L., Mandreoli, M., Giannini, R., Dominjanni, S., & Porreca, S. (2024). Advanced CKD and gender: a multi-perspective and multi-dimensional vision. Giornale Di Clinica Nefrologica E Dialisi, 36(1), 10–17.
Received 2024-01-26
Accepted 2024-02-06
Published 2024-03-08


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