Joe Cosgrove serves as president, chairman, and CEO of Pentec Health, Inc., providers of the PROPLETE nutritional solution. Under Joe Cosgrove’s leadership, the launch of PROPLETE has been a significant factor in Pentec Health’s success.
An intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN) solution, Pentec Health‘s PROPLETE addresses the particular nutritional needs of patients undergoing hemodialysis. This treatment significantly reduces the risk of protein deficiency, largely because the process of dialysis itself removes protein from the body at an above-average rate. Furthermore, kidney diseases, which dialysis aims to treat, affect the body’s ability to process amino acids into protein in the normal manner. These factors, combined with a predisposition toward loss of appetite, can cause a condition called protein-energy malnutrition (PEM).
Highly dangerous, PEM puts dialysis patients at increased risk of complications and even death. Statistically, patients with PEM present a much higher risk of death before the successful completion of trreatment. PROPLETE addresses this issue by introducing lipid-free, low-carbohydrate protein supplements into the patient’s body in sufficient amounts to compensate for dialysis-related protein loss. The compound also encourages the growth of protein and tissues in the body, thus combating both the risk and the potential effects of PEM.