Urea kinetic analysis and clinical outcome on CAPD. A five year longitudinal study

Adv Perit Dial. 1990;6:181-5.


The present study, along with some recent studies, suggests that there is an organic link between the amount of dialysis a patient receives and his/her nutritional status. The latter, as reflected by serum albumin, is predictive of survival on CAPD. It is clear, therefore, that urea kinetic analysis is a powerful tool for prescribing and monitoring therapy in CAPD patients.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Urea Nitrogen*
  • Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
  • Dietary Proteins / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory / mortality*
  • Serum Albumin / analysis
  • Time Factors
  • Urea / urine*


  • Dietary Proteins
  • Serum Albumin
  • Urea