Real-time Kt/V determination by ultraviolet absorbance in spent dialysate: technique validation.

  title={Real-time Kt/V determination by ultraviolet absorbance in spent dialysate: technique validation.},
  author={Alex Castellarnau and Michael Edward Werner and Roman G{\"u}nthner and Marten Jakob},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={78 9},
Real-time determination of Kt/V can be provided by monitoring ultraviolet absorbance of solutes in spent dialysate. This not only overcomes dependency on error-prone pre- and post-dialysis blood sampling; it circumvents inaccuracies associated with estimating the urea distribution volume and its high measurement frequency tightly reflects the course of the dialysis. Our study compared the ultraviolet-based spKt/V and eKt/V with the commonly used blood-based counterparts. A first study of 16… CONTINUE READING


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