Quantification And Prescription General Principles

  • Peter Blake
  • John Daugirdas


The quantification and prescription of dialysis have received enormous attention in recent years. There has been increasing evidence that higher doses of dialysis are associated with better patient survival and superior clinical outcomes. Measurement of dialytic dose has therefore become almost routine in many centers. It has become apparent, however, that there are many methodological and practical problems associated with both quantification and prescription of both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). This chapter will review this important subject and related topics in detail


Peritoneal Dialysis Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis Residual Renal Function Serum Urea Nitrogen Protein Catabolic Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Blake
    • 1
  • John Daugirdas
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria Hospital Corp.University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Research (151) Westside VA Medical CenterUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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