Standardized Kt/V

Standardized Kt/V

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Standardized Kt/V, also std Kt/V, is a way of measuring dialysis adequacy. It was developed by Frank Gotch and is used in the USA to measure dialysis. Despite the name, it is quite different from Kt/V. In theory, both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis can be quantified with std Kt/V.One can create a plot to relate the three grouping, sufficient to define a dialysis schedule. The equations are strongly dependent on session length; the numbers will change substantially between two sessions given at the same schedule, but with different session lengths. For the present plot, a session length of 0.4 Kt/V units per hour was assumed, with a minimum dialysis session length of 2.0 hours.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Onym Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136287536
  • 9786136287539