Prescribing and monitoring hemodialysis in a 3-4 ×/week setting

Authors


J. T. Daugirdas, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 15W560 89th Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 U.S.A.
E-mail: jtdaugir@uic.edu

Abstract

The basics of targeting, writing, adjusting, and monitoring a hemodialysis prescription are reviewed for patients being dialyzed 3 or 4 times a week. K/DOQI 2006 adequacy guidelines and practice recommendations are reviewed, and a practical method using a variety of nomograms is suggested to monitor and adjust the desired level of Kt/V.

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