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Encyclopedia > Hemodialysis product

Hemodialysis product (HDP) - is a number used to quantify hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment adequacy. This article is about clinical dialysis; for the laboratory technique, see Dialysis (biochemistry) In medicine, dialysis is a method for removing waste such as urea from the blood when the kidneys are incapable of this, i. ... This article is about clinical dialysis; for the laboratory technique, see Dialysis (biochemistry) In medicine, dialysis is a method for removing waste such as urea from the blood when the kidneys are incapable of this, i. ...


It was proposed by Scribner and Oreopoulous[1] because of their perceived inadequacy of the Kt/V measure of dialysis adequacy. Kt/V - a dimensionless number used to quantify hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment adequacy. ...


It is defined by the following empirical formula: In chemistry, the empirical formula of a chemical is a simple expression of the relative number of each type of atom (called a chemical element) in it. ...

HDP = t * f 2

Where:

  • HDP - hemodialysis product
  • t - dialysis time (hours/dialysis session)
  • f - dialysis frequency (dialysis sessions/week)

The forumla, like all empirical forumlae, has no theoretical basis.


Also see

Kt/V - a dimensionless number used to quantify hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment adequacy. ... In medicine, dialysis is a method for removing waste such as urea from the blood when the kidneys are incapable of this (i. ...

References

  1. ^ Scribner BH, Oreopoulos DG, The Hemodialysis Product (HDP): A Better Index of Dialysis Adequacy than Kt/V, Dialysis & Transplantation, 2002 Jan;31(1):13-15. Full Text Full Text (Mirror)

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