Gender, low Kt/V, and mortality in Japanese hemodialysis patients: opportunities for improvement through modifiable practices.

@article{Kimata2014GenderLK,
  title={Gender, low Kt/V, and mortality in Japanese hemodialysis patients: opportunities for improvement through modifiable practices.},
  author={Naoki Kimata and Angelo Karaboyas and Brian A. Bieber and Ronald L. Pisoni and Hal Morgenstern and Brenda W. Gillespie and Akira Saito and Tadao Akizawa and Shunichi Fukuhara and Bruce M. Robinson and Friedrich K. Port and Takashi Akiba},
  journal={Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={596-606}
}
Guidelines have recommended single pool Kt/V > 1.2 as the minimum dose for chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients on thrice weekly HD. The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) has shown that "low Kt/V" (<1.2) is more prevalent in Japan than many other countries, though survival is longer in Japan. We examined trends in low Kt/V, dialysis practices associated with low Kt/V, and associations between Kt/V and mortality overall and by gender in Japanese dialysis patients. We analyzed… CONTINUE READING