Kinetic modeling helps predict best PD prescription

Researchers found 12 subgroups among 1,005 people on PD, based on their membrane transport and amount of body water. Using PD Adequest 2.0, patients each had a PD prescription tailored to reach a minimum adequacy target for urea and water, using glucose and icodextrin fluids. A cut-off of more or less than 2mL/min of residual kidney function was identified. Use of icodextrin simplified the regimen and reduced glucose exposure and PD fluid volumes.

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