Clinical Practice Guidelines and Recommendations

The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) is designed to provide information and assist decision making. It is not intended to define a standard of care, and should not be construed as one, nor should it be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Hemodialysis Adequacy

URR (Urea Reduction Ratio)

Blood test comparing the amount of urea in the blood before and after a dialysis treatment to measure the effectiveness of the dialysis prescription.

Kt/V (Urea kinetic modeling)

Measurement of renal dialysis used to determine the dialysis regimen and adequacy (effectiveness) of therapy using the dialyzer clearance of urea (K), dialysis treatment time (T) and volume of urea in the body (V).