Affordable Access

A simplified approach to understanding urea kinetics in peritoneal dialysis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Renal Nutrition
1532-8503
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
4
Pages
282–285
Identifiers
PMID: 17586428
Source
Medline

Abstract

Urea, a small molecular solute, is the candidate molecule commonly used to understand solute kinetics in both peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis. Serum urea or serum urea nitrogen levels are used to calculate measures of dialysis adequacy and nutritional status in patients on dialysis. The kinetic behavior of this molecule is different for a continuous therapy such as PD compared with an intermittent therapy such as hemodialysis. This article presents a simplified approach to understanding urea kinetics on PD.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments