Kt/V Urea Should NOT Be Used as an Adequacy Measure for PD

Since the National Cooperative Dialysis Study, PD adequacy attention has focused on urea clearance, rather than on the more important benefit of middle molecule clearance. In this opinion piece, Dr. Joanne Bargman asserts that the PD community “made a mistake” adopting urea kinetics to the peritoneal dialysis process,” an error that continues to this day despite the lack of evidence linking Kt/V to outcomes in PD patients.

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