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      Which Kt/V Is the Most Valid for Assessment of Both Long Mild and Short Intensive Hemodialyses?

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          It is unclear at present which mathematical modeling Kt/V<sub>urea</sub> is valid for assessment of both long mild hemodialysis (HD) and short intensive HD, the single-pool modeling Kt/V (Kt/Vsp) based on the pre- and postdialysis serum urea concentrations, double-pool modeling Kt/V (Kt/Vdp) based on the predialysis concentration and the estimated postdialysis equilibrated concentration, or Kt/V calculated on the basis of dialyzer urea clearance, HD session duration and urea distribution volume (Kt/Vdl). Thus, the respective Kt/V during a short intensive HD was compared with its counterpart Kt/V during a long mild HD, where the same amount of urea is removed during both HD treatments. It was found that the Kt/Vsp and Kt/Vdl during short intensive HD were significantly greater than the respective Kt/V during the long mild HD. On the other hand, there was no significant difference in the Kt/Vdp between the long mild and short intensive HDs. In conclusion, Kt/Vdp may be more valid for assessment of both long mild and short intensive HDs.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          2002
          October 2002
          18 October 2002
          : 92
          : 4
          : 827-831
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Outpatient and Home Medicine, Nagoya University, School of Medicine, bDaiko Medical Engineering Research Institute, Nagoya, and cToyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi, Japan
          Article
          65456 Nephron 2002;92:827–831
          10.1159/000065456
          12399628
          © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Figures: 1, Tables: 2, References: 8, Pages: 5
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Kinetic modeling, Urea, Hemodialysis, Kt/V

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