Table 1.

Different adequacy parameters

ParameterDialysate FlowRemarksa
600 ml/min800 ml/min
spKt/V1.66 ± 0.251.63 ± 0.21Patient dependent (−); single-pool approach (−)
eKt/V1.37 ± 0.201.35 ± 0.18Patient dependent (−); accounting for multiple compartments (+)
Ionic dialysance (ml/min)250 ± 17257 ± 19bPatient independent (+); direct measurement (+)
Kt/VID1.46 ± 0.241.49 ± 0.35Partly patient dependent (−); V via anthropometry (−); based on measured dialysance (+)
  • spKt/V, single-pool Kt/V; eKt/V, equilibrium Kt/V.

  • a −, disadvantage; +, advantage of using this adequacy parameter.

  • b P < 0.05 for 800 versus 600 ml/min.