Chapter 44. Small Solute Clearance in Peritoneal Dialysis

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Sharon J. Nessim MD and
  2. Joanne M. Bargman MD

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch44

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Nessim, S. J. and Bargman, J. M. (2008) Small Solute Clearance in Peritoneal Dialysis, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch44

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • assessing adequacy of peritoneal dialysis (PD);
  • assessment of small solute clearance;
  • creatinine clearance (CrCl) - additional proxy;
  • Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (K/DOQI);
  • strategies for optimizing peritoneal solute clearance;
  • recommended targets and PD adequacy monitoring;
  • strategies for preserving RRF


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Assessment of small solute clearance

  • Recommended targets and monitoring of PD adequacy

  • Strategies for optimizing peritoneal solute clearance

  • Strategies for preserving RRF

  • Conclusions

  • References