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Daniela Viramontes Horner

PhD student (Renal Nutrition Research), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I graduated with honors from the BSc Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Guadalajara, Mexico in 2010.

I worked for 3 years (2011-2014) for a Mexican company specialized in kidney disease in the innovation, research and technology development department doing renal nutrition research projects.

I graduated with distinction from the MRes Dietetics, University of Nottingham in 2015.

Currently, I am a second year PhD student working in the Centre for Kidney Research and Innovation, Royal Derby Hospital.

Expertise Summary

Research coordinator of clinical trials related with the effect of symbiotics on gastrointestinal symptoms, nutritional status, inflammation and kidney function in both haemodialysis and pre-dialysis patients.

Research Summary

Association of advanced glycation end-product accumulation with adverse outcomes in peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis patients and the impact of a dietetic intervention on skin autofluorescence.

Selected Publications

Past Research

  • Bachelor thesis project: "Effect of a symbiotic-synergic gel (probiotics + prebiotics) added with vitamins and omega 3 on gastrointestinal symptoms and nutritional status in haemodialysis patients (Pilot study)".
  • Research project coordinator of two randomized controlled clinical trials:

1. Effect of a symbiotic gel (Lactobacillus acidophilus + Bifidobacterium lactis + Inulin) on presence and severity of gastrointestinal symptoms in haemodialysis patients.

2. Effect of a biodigestive symbiotic gel (inulin + Bifidus bacterium Bi-07 and Lactobacillus Rhamnosus NH001) on blood urea nitrogen, renal function and nutritional status in patients with chronic kidney disease stages IV and V.

  • Master thesis project: "The effectiveness of nutritional screening and assessment tools to predict protein-energy wasting and mortality in patients on haemodialysis: a systematic review".

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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