FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Measures of dialysis

In nephrology, dialysis adequacy is the measurement of renal dialysis for the purpose of determining dialysis treatment regime and to better understand the pathophysiology of renal dialysis. It is an area of considerable controvery in nephrology. Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney. ... 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. ... Nephrology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney. ...

In the US, the dominant way of measuring dialysis adequacy in Kt/V and based on the clearance of urea. Kt/V - a dimensionless number used to quantify hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment adequacy. ... In medicine, the clearance, also renal clearance or renal plasma clearance (when referring to the function of the kidney), of a substance is the inverse of the time constant that describes its removal rate from the body divided by its volume of distribution (or total body water). ... Urea is an organic compound of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen, with the formula CON2H4 or (NH2)2CO. Urea is also known as carbamide, especially in the recommended International Non-proprietary Names (rINN) in use in Europe. ...



Comparing normal to ERSD

The normal clearance of urea is approximately 100 ml/min. A patient getting a conventional hemodialysis treatment, without remaining residual function, has a urea clearance of 10-15 ml/min.


Cresols are organic chemical compounds which are methylphenols. ...

beta-2 Microglobulin



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m