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What does QD stand for?

QD stands for dialysate flow


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As we saw in the last article of this series, the dialyzer has two compartments - the blood compartment and the dialyzer compartment. The blood flows through the blood compartment and a special fluid called the dialysate flows through the dialysate compartment. The dialysate is prepared by the dialysis machine by mixing three liquids - the acid solution, the bicarbonate solution and pure water in a certain proportion.
Variable Dialysate Flow (Auto Flow) Dialysate flow, blood flow, the selected dialyzer and treatment time have an influence on the dialysis dose delivered to the patient. Today, nephrology professionals seek the opportunity to maximize clinical outcomes while operating within current economic constraints. Fresenius Medical Care has a history of developing technology focused on maximizing clinical as well as operational efficiencies.
Effects of dialysate flow configurations in continuous renal replacement therapy on solute removal: computational modeling. Kim JC1, Cruz D, Garzotto F, Kaushik M, Teixeria C, Baldwin M, Baldwin I, Nalesso F, Kim JH, Kang E, Kim HC, Ronco C.
Donna, What type of dialyzers are you using? Any reason why you are not using high flux dialyzers with a bigger surface area? Your clearances will improve with increased dialysate flow. What type of blood pump speeds are you running? One theory is that your dialysate flow rare should be twice that of your blood pump speed. ex. Qb 400/Qd 800. I forget the figures, but I've also heard the theory that after a certain point, increasing your blood pump speed will improve your clearances more than increasing just your flow rate.