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dialysis dose

The percentage by which blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is reduced during renal dialysis. Inadequate BUN reductions have been linked to increases in patient care costs, hospitalizations, and increased risk of death in patients with chronic renal failure. See: blood urea nitrogen
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The CQI process is essential for early identification of catheter dysfunction known as dialysis dose decay.
Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy CPM III -- For patients on CAPD, the delivered peritoneal dialysis dose is a weekly Kt/[V.sub.urea] of at least 2.0 and a weekly creatinine clearance of at least 60 L/week/1.73 [m.sup.2] OR there was evidence the dialysis prescription was changed if the adequacy measurements were below these thresholds during the six-month study period.
Consequently, the work group recommended that the prescribed dialysis dose should target a Kt/V of 1.3 or a URR of 70% to ensure that the delivered dose does not fall below the recommended minimum level.
Novel algorithms for measuring concentration of water soluble small molecular weight uremic toxins, urea, uric acid, and creatinine, in the spent dialysate for the estimation of dialysis dose and nutritional status (protein nitrogen appearance and lean body mass) on dialysis patients were developed [51-53].
Measures such as mortality rates, hospitalization rates, transfusion rates, and dialysis dose adequacy can be considered for inclusion if differences in quality of care in the production of dialysis services are to be understood and controlled for.
Blagg, "Dialysate made from dry chemicals using citric acid increases dialysis dose," American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol.
Adding a dialysis dose to continuous hemofiltration increases survival in patients with acute renal failure.
The most popular clinical parameters from urea kinetic modelling (UKM), characterizing dialysis adequacy, are the dialysis dose Kt/V and the normalized protein nitrogen appearance nPNA.
The dialysis dose was controlled by an equilibrated double-pool [K.sub.t]/ V value, which was considered an indicator for the dialysis dose during the intervention.
The randomized, controlled study showed that educating physicians and patients about these barriers resulted in a twofold increase in dialysis dose compared to conventional care.