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Calculating the Blood Water Urea Clearance During Hemodialysis

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

Since urea is distributed only in water, use of whole blood flow to estimate urea clearance during hemodialysis results in overestimated values, typically by about 12%. Calculation of the water content of the whole blood allows for more accurate estimates of urea clearance.

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