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Titolo Increasing Dialysate Flow and Dialyzer Mass Transfer Area Coefficient to Increase the Clearance of Protein-bound Solutes
Autore Timothy W. Meyer*, Evonne C. Leeper*, Derek W. Bartlett, Thomas A. Depner, Yiming Zhao Lit*, Channing R. Robertson and Thomas H. Hostetter
Referenza J Am Soc Nephrol 15: 1927-1935, 2004
Contenuto Abstract. Clinical hemodialysis systems achieve high single pass extraction of small solutes that are not bound to plasma proteins. But they clear protein-bound solutes much less effectively. This study examines the extent to which clearance of a protein-bound test solute is improved by increasing the dialyzer mass transfer area coefficient (KoA) and the dialysate flow rate (Qd). A reservoir containing test solutes and artificial plasma with albumin concentration approximately 4 g/dl was dialyzed with a standard clinical dialysate delivery system. The clearance of phenol red (ClPR) was compared with the clearances of urea and creatinine at a plasma flow rate (Qp) of 200 ml/min with varying values of KoA and Qd. ClPR increased from 11 _ 2 ml/min to 23 _ 2 ml/min when KoA for phenol red, KoAPR, was increased from 238 to 640 ml/min and Qd was increased from 286 _ 6 ml/min to 734 _ 9 ml/min. Increasing either KoAPR or Qd alone had lesser effects. Clearance values for phenol red were much lower than clearance values for the unbound solutes urea and creatinine, which ranged from 150 to 200 ml/min and were less affected by varying KoA and Qd. A mathematical model was developed to predict ClPR from values of Qp, Qd, the fraction of phenol red bound to albumin (94% _ 1%) and KoAPR. The model accurately predicts the pattern of measured results and shows further that ClPR can be made to approach Qp only by very large
Data 27.06.2004
 
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