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The Evaluation of Dialysis Adequacy by KT/V in Hemodialysis Patients

Author(s): Seyed Seifollah Beladi Mousavi | Khojaste Hosaini Nejad | Abbas Ali Zeraati

Journal: Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 1026-8960

Volume: 11;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Hemodialysis | Dialysis Adequacy | KT/V

Background and Objective: Patients with ESRD need adequate dialysis. According to DOQI guidelines, minimum dialysis dose by KT/V in patients under hemodialysis (HD) is 1.2 or greater. Subjects and Methods: In a cross- sectional study, we evaluated the value of KT/V among HD patients in shahid Beheshti Hospital of Abadan, Iran. HD was performed for 3 to 4 hours, using synthetic dialyzer and the bicarbonate- based dialysate. Blood flow rate, dialysate flow rate and ultrafiltration rate were 250 to 300 cc /min, 500cc/min and zero or 1 to 3 liters, respectively. Blood sampling for BUN was done immediately before and after the dialysis session. We used the following equation to estimate the KT/V from the percent reduction in urea (PRU). KT/V = (0.026 ×PRU) – 0.460Results: 54 HD patients (28 females and 26 males) with the mean age of 39 ± 14.2 years were enrolled in the study. The most common cause of ESRD was hypertension (24.07%) followed by, unknown (22.22%), DM (18.51%), Chronic Glomerulonephritis (14.81%), urinary tract abstraction (12.96%) and poly cystic kidney disease (7.40%). KT/V was less than 1.2 in 87.03 patients (n=47). There was no significant difference in the valve of KT/V in men and women (P= 0.54) and in different hemoglobin concentration (p=0.58). Conclusion: The results of the study show that the most of our HD patients have not received minimum dialysis dose and we should evaluate and correct its causes.►Please cite this paper as: Beladi- Mousavi SS, Hosaini- Nejad K, Zeraati AA. The Evaluation of Dialysis Adequacy by KT/V in Hemodialysis Patients. Jundishapur Sci Med J 2012;11(1):43-48
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