Standard Kt/V: comparison of calculation methods.

  title={Standard Kt/V: comparison of calculation methods.},
  author={Jos{\'e} A Diaz-Buxo and Jaime P{\'e}rez Loredo},
  journal={Artificial organs},
  volume={30 3},
Standard Kt/V (stdKt/V) makes possible the comparison of the dialytic efficiency of different therapies, with different frequencies, whether intermittent, continuous or a mixture of both. To determine stdKt/V, the clearance of urea, a function of urea generation and blood concentration, is calculated over a period of one week and is normalized to total body water. For continuous processes, clearance per se is used. For intermittent therapy, two different equations have been developed by Gotch… CONTINUE READING