Amount of Dialysis

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Amount of Dialysis

Postby thecat2008 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:34 pm

Hi everyone, is 8 hours nocturnal hemo every other night on the old Fresenius 4008 machine enough or should it be every night.
Any comments please.
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Re: Amount of Dialysis

Postby wagolynn » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:14 pm

Hi thecat2008,

The best people to ask are your medical team. To be sure, your blood results and your weight (amount of fluid) has to be taken into consideration.

In the meantime:-

Are you achieving your dry weight?

Is the Kt/v target being hit, should be 1.4 or greater? (Kt/v less than 1.2 is serious)
If I remember correctly the Kt/v (a measure of clearance) is shown on the main screen, if not look at the graph of clearance and the estimated Kt/v it is on there, (the machine estimates the final Kt/v as it goes through a run)

If you can answer yes to both, then you are not doing badly.

Best wishes.
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