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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2018, 06:32:37 PM »

I am sure the Kt/V number was low before dialysis

I'm not certain about this but I don't think you have a kt/v number before dialysis. The way it was explained to me is: It is calculated by taking blood tests before and after dialysis and working out how much urea has been removed during the treatment.
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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2018, 10:21:54 PM »


I'm not certain about this but I don't think you have a kt/v number before dialysis. The way it was explained to me is: It is calculated by taking blood tests before and after dialysis and working out how much urea has been removed during the treatment.
kt/v is clearance*time/blood volume - and the clearance and time variables do not exist absent dialysis.

It is roughly -ln(1-URR) where URR is the urea reduction ratio
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