Blood flow rate: an important determinant of urea clearance and delivered Kt/V.


Implementation of the Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI) Guidelines for hemodialysis adequacy will necessitate an increase in delivered Kt/V for many patients. Before increasing Kt/V by prolonging the patient's treatment time, it is important to verify that the prescribed dialyzer urea clearance is being achieved. The principal determinant of… (More)