CreatinineKidney Function Tests: Laboratory tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working through examination of blood and urine.Kidney Diseases: Pathological processes of the KIDNEY or its component tissues.Glomerular Filtration Rate: The volume of water filtered out of plasma through glomerular capillary walls into Bowman's capsules per unit of time. It is considered to be equivalent to INULIN clearance.Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.Cystatin C: An extracellular cystatin subtype that is abundantly expressed in bodily fluids. It may play a role in the inhibition of interstitial CYSTEINE PROTEASES.Acute Kidney Injury: Abrupt reduction in kidney function. Acute kidney injury encompasses the entire spectrum of the syndrome including acute kidney failure; ACUTE KIDNEY TUBULAR NECROSIS; and other less severe conditions.Renal Insufficiency: Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level in the ability to remove wastes, concentrate URINE, and maintain ELECTROLYTE BALANCE; BLOOD PRESSURE; and CALCIUM metabolism. Renal insufficiency can be classified by the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE.Kidney Failure, Chronic: The end-stage of CHRONIC RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. It is characterized by the severe irreversible kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and the reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE to less than 15 ml per min (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002). These patients generally require HEMODIALYSIS or KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Blood Urea Nitrogen: The urea concentration of the blood stated in terms of nitrogen content. Serum (plasma) urea nitrogen is approximately 12% higher than blood urea nitrogen concentration because of the greater protein content of red blood cells. Increases in blood or serum urea nitrogen are referred to as azotemia and may have prerenal, renal, or postrenal causes. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)Proteinuria: The presence of proteins in the urine, an indicator of KIDNEY DISEASES.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Urea: A compound formed in the liver from ammonia produced by the deamination of amino acids. It is the principal end product of protein catabolism and constitutes about one half of the total urinary solids.Kidney Transplantation: The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.Cystatins: A homologous group of endogenous CYSTEINE PROTEINASE INHIBITORS. The cystatins inhibit most CYSTEINE ENDOPEPTIDASES such as PAPAIN, and other peptidases which have a sulfhydryl group at the active site.Creatine: An amino acid that occurs in vertebrate tissues and in urine. In muscle tissue, creatine generally occurs as phosphocreatine. Creatine is excreted as CREATININE in the urine.Urinalysis: Examination of urine by chemical, physical, or microscopic means. Routine urinalysis usually includes performing chemical screening tests, determining specific gravity, observing any unusual color or odor, screening for bacteriuria, and examining the sediment microscopically.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Metabolic Clearance Rate: Volume of biological fluid completely cleared of drug metabolites as measured in unit time. Elimination occurs as a result of metabolic processes in the kidney, liver, saliva, sweat, intestine, heart, brain, or other site.Diabetic Nephropathies: KIDNEY injuries associated with diabetes mellitus and affecting KIDNEY GLOMERULUS; ARTERIOLES; KIDNEY TUBULES; and the interstitium. Clinical signs include persistent PROTEINURIA, from microalbuminuria progressing to ALBUMINURIA of greater than 300 mg/24 h, leading to reduced GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE and END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE.Peritoneal Dialysis, Continuous Ambulatory: Portable peritoneal dialysis using the continuous (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) presence of peritoneal dialysis solution in the peritoneal cavity except for periods of drainage and instillation of fresh solution.Renal Insufficiency, Chronic: Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level for more than three months. Chronic kidney insufficiency is classified by five stages according to the decline in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE and the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA). The most severe form is the end-stage renal disease (CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE). (Kidney Foundation: Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, 2002)Acetylglucosaminidase: A beta-N-Acetylhexosaminidase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of terminal, non-reducing 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta-glucose residues in chitobiose and higher analogs as well as in glycoproteins. Has been used widely in structural studies on bacterial cell walls and in the study of diseases such as MUCOLIPIDOSIS and various inflammatory disorders of muscle and connective tissue.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Renal Dialysis: Therapy for the insufficient cleansing of the BLOOD by the kidneys based on dialysis and including hemodialysis, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS, and HEMODIAFILTRATION.Uric Acid: An oxidation product, via XANTHINE OXIDASE, of oxypurines such as XANTHINE and HYPOXANTHINE. It is the final oxidation product of purine catabolism in humans and primates, whereas in most other mammals URATE OXIDASE further oxidizes it to ALLANTOIN.Lipocalins: A diverse family of extracellular proteins that bind to small hydrophobic molecules. They were originally characterized as transport proteins, however they may have additional roles such as taking part in the formation of macromolecular complexes with other proteins and binding to CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Kidney Tubules: Long convoluted tubules in the nephrons. They collect filtrate from blood passing through the KIDNEY GLOMERULUS and process this filtrate into URINE. Each renal tubule consists of a BOWMAN CAPSULE; PROXIMAL KIDNEY TUBULE; LOOP OF HENLE; DISTAL KIDNEY TUBULE; and KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCT leading to the central cavity of the kidney (KIDNEY PELVIS) that connects to the URETER.Peritoneal Dialysis: Dialysis fluid being introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity as either a continuous or an intermittent procedure.Iothalamic Acid: A contrast medium in diagnostic radiology with properties similar to those of diatrizoic acid. It is used primarily as its sodium and meglumine (IOTHALAMATE MEGLUMINE) salts.Dialysis Solutions: Solutions prepared for exchange across a semipermeable membrane of solutes below a molecular size determined by the cutoff threshold of the membrane material.Reference Values: The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.Kidney Tubular Necrosis, Acute: Acute kidney failure resulting from destruction of EPITHELIAL CELLS of the KIDNEY TUBULES. It is commonly attributed to exposure to toxic agents or renal ISCHEMIA following severe TRAUMA.Immunosuppressive Agents: Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.Nephrectomy: Excision of kidney.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Autoanalysis: Method of analyzing chemicals using automation.Anuria: Absence of urine formation. It is usually associated with complete bilateral ureteral (URETER) obstruction, complete lower urinary tract obstruction, or unilateral ureteral obstruction when a solitary kidney is present.Peritoneum: A membrane of squamous EPITHELIAL CELLS, the mesothelial cells, covered by apical MICROVILLI that allow rapid absorption of fluid and particles in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. The peritoneum is divided into parietal and visceral components. The parietal peritoneum covers the inside of the ABDOMINAL WALL. The visceral peritoneum covers the intraperitoneal organs. The double-layered peritoneum forms the MESENTERY that suspends these organs from the abdominal wall.Iohexol: An effective non-ionic, water-soluble contrast agent which is used in myelography, arthrography, nephroangiography, arteriography, and other radiographic procedures. Its low systemic toxicity is the combined result of low chemotoxicity and low osmolality.Blood Chemical Analysis: An examination of chemicals in the blood.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.PicratesUremia: A clinical syndrome associated with the retention of renal waste products or uremic toxins in the blood. It is usually the result of RENAL INSUFFICIENCY. Most uremic toxins are end products of protein or nitrogen CATABOLISM, such as UREA or CREATININE. Severe uremia can lead to multiple organ dysfunctions with a constellation of symptoms.Glomerulonephritis, IGA: A chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly IMMUNOGLOBULIN A in the mesangial area (GLOMERULAR MESANGIUM). Deposits of COMPLEMENT C3 and IMMUNOGLOBULIN G are also often found. Clinical features may progress from asymptomatic HEMATURIA to END-STAGE KIDNEY DISEASE.beta 2-Microglobulin: An 11-kDa protein associated with the outer membrane of many cells including lymphocytes. It is the small subunit of the MHC class I molecule. Association with beta 2-microglobulin is generally required for the transport of class I heavy chains from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cell surface. Beta 2-microglobulin is present in small amounts in serum, csf, and urine of normal people, and to a much greater degree in the urine and plasma of patients with tubular proteinemia, renal failure, or kidney transplants.Specific Gravity: The ratio of the density of a material to the density of some standard material, such as water or air, at a specified temperature.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Graft Rejection: An immune response with both cellular and humoral components, directed against an allogeneic transplant, whose tissue antigens are not compatible with those of the recipient.Cyclosporine: A cyclic undecapeptide from an extract of soil fungi. It is a powerful immunosupressant with a specific action on T-lymphocytes. It is used for the prophylaxis of graft rejection in organ and tissue transplantation. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed).Serum Albumin: A major protein in the BLOOD. It is important in maintaining the colloidal osmotic pressure and transporting large organic molecules.Urine: Liquid by-product of excretion produced in the kidneys, temporarily stored in the bladder until discharge through the URETHRA.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Hypertension: Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Inulin: A starch found in the tubers and roots of many plants. Since it is hydrolyzable to FRUCTOSE, it is classified as a fructosan. It has been used in physiologic investigation for determination of the rate of glomerular function.Renal Artery Obstruction: Narrowing or occlusion of the RENAL ARTERY or arteries. It is due usually to ATHEROSCLEROSIS; FIBROMUSCULAR DYSPLASIA; THROMBOSIS; EMBOLISM, or external pressure. The reduced renal perfusion can lead to renovascular hypertension (HYPERTENSION, RENOVASCULAR).Kidney Glomerulus: A cluster of convoluted capillaries beginning at each nephric tubule in the kidney and held together by connective tissue.Oliguria: Decreased URINE output that is below the normal range. Oliguria can be defined as urine output of less than or equal to 0.5 or 1 ml/kg/hr depending on the age.Graft Survival: The survival of a graft in a host, the factors responsible for the survival and the changes occurring within the graft during growth in the host.Hippurates: Salts and esters of hippuric acid.Bilirubin: A bile pigment that is a degradation product of HEME.Glomerulonephritis: Inflammation of the renal glomeruli (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS) that can be classified by the type of glomerular injuries including antibody deposition, complement activation, cellular proliferation, and glomerulosclerosis. These structural and functional abnormalities usually lead to HEMATURIA; PROTEINURIA; HYPERTENSION; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Contrast Media: Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.Body Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Renal Artery: A branch of the abdominal aorta which supplies the kidneys, adrenal glands and ureters.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Colorimetry: Any technique by which an unknown color is evaluated in terms of standard colors. The technique may be visual, photoelectric, or indirect by means of spectrophotometry. It is used in chemistry and physics. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Ultrafiltration: The separation of particles from a suspension by passage through a filter with very fine pores. In ultrafiltration the separation is accomplished by convective transport; in DIALYSIS separation relies instead upon differential diffusion. Ultrafiltration occurs naturally and is a laboratory procedure. Artificial ultrafiltration of the blood is referred to as HEMOFILTRATION or HEMODIAFILTRATION (if combined with HEMODIALYSIS).Electrolytes: Substances that dissociate into two or more ions, to some extent, in water. Solutions of electrolytes thus conduct an electric current and can be decomposed by it (ELECTROLYSIS). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Diuretics: Agents that promote the excretion of urine through their effects on kidney function.Technetium Tc 99m Pentetate: A technetium imaging agent used in renal scintigraphy, computed tomography, lung ventilation imaging, gastrointestinal scintigraphy, and many other procedures which employ radionuclide imaging agents.Reperfusion Injury: Adverse functional, metabolic, or structural changes in ischemic tissues resulting from the restoration of blood flow to the tissue (REPERFUSION), including swelling; HEMORRHAGE; NECROSIS; and damage from FREE RADICALS. The most common instance is MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY.Rhabdomyolysis: Necrosis or disintegration of skeletal muscle often followed by myoglobinuria.Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors: A class of drugs whose main indications are the treatment of hypertension and heart failure. They exert their hemodynamic effect mainly by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system. They also modulate sympathetic nervous system activity and increase prostaglandin synthesis. They cause mainly vasodilation and mild natriuresis without affecting heart rate and contractility.Gentamicins: A complex of closely related aminoglycosides obtained from MICROMONOSPORA purpurea and related species. They are broad-spectrum antibiotics, but may cause ear and kidney damage. They act to inhibit PROTEIN BIOSYNTHESIS.UreohydrolasesSensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental: A clinicopathological syndrome or diagnostic term for a type of glomerular injury that has multiple causes, primary or secondary. Clinical features include PROTEINURIA, reduced GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE, and EDEMA. Kidney biopsy initially indicates focal segmental glomerular consolidation (hyalinosis) or scarring which can progress to globally sclerotic glomeruli leading to eventual KIDNEY FAILURE.Nephrotic Syndrome: A condition characterized by severe PROTEINURIA, greater than 3.5 g/day in an average adult. The substantial loss of protein in the urine results in complications such as HYPOPROTEINEMIA; generalized EDEMA; HYPERTENSION; and HYPERLIPIDEMIAS. Diseases associated with nephrotic syndrome generally cause chronic kidney dysfunction.Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2: A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.Nephritis, Interstitial: Inflammation of the interstitial tissue of the kidney. This term is generally used for primary inflammation of KIDNEY TUBULES and/or surrounding interstitium. For primary inflammation of glomerular interstitium, see GLOMERULONEPHRITIS. Infiltration of the inflammatory cells into the interstitial compartment results in EDEMA, increased spaces between the tubules, and tubular renal dysfunction.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Glomerulonephritis, Membranous: A type of glomerulonephritis that is characterized by the accumulation of immune deposits (COMPLEMENT MEMBRANE ATTACK COMPLEX) on the outer aspect of the GLOMERULAR BASEMENT MEMBRANE. It progresses from subepithelial dense deposits, to basement membrane reaction and eventual thickening of the basement membrane.Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid: Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Hypertension, Renal: Persistent high BLOOD PRESSURE due to KIDNEY DISEASES, such as those involving the renal parenchyma, the renal vasculature, or tumors that secrete RENIN.ROC Curve: A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.Drug Therapy, Combination: Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.Diuresis: An increase in the excretion of URINE. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Hepatorenal Syndrome: Functional KIDNEY FAILURE in patients with liver disease, usually LIVER CIRRHOSIS or portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL), and in the absence of intrinsic renal disease or kidney abnormality. It is characterized by intense renal vasculature constriction, reduced renal blood flow, OLIGURIA, and sodium retention.Half-Life: The time it takes for a substance (drug, radioactive nuclide, or other) to lose half of its pharmacologic, physiologic, or radiologic activity.Acute-Phase Proteins: Proteins that are secreted into the blood in increased or decreased quantities by hepatocytes in response to trauma, inflammation, or disease. These proteins can serve as inhibitors or mediators of the inflammatory processes. Certain acute-phase proteins have been used to diagnose and follow the course of diseases or as tumor markers.Methylhistidines: Histidine substituted in any position with one or more methyl groups.Lupus Nephritis: Glomerulonephritis associated with autoimmune disease SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Lupus nephritis is histologically classified into 6 classes: class I - normal glomeruli, class II - pure mesangial alterations, class III - focal segmental glomerulonephritis, class IV - diffuse glomerulonephritis, class V - diffuse membranous glomerulonephritis, and class VI - advanced sclerosing glomerulonephritis (The World Health Organization classification 1982).Pyrenes: A group of condensed ring hydrocarbons.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Mycophenolic Acid: An antibiotic substance derived from Penicillium stoloniferum, and related species. It blocks de novo biosynthesis of purine nucleotides by inhibition of the enzyme inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase. Mycophenolic acid is important because of its selective effects on the immune system. It prevents the proliferation of T-cells, lymphocytes, and the formation of antibodies from B-cells. It also may inhibit recruitment of leukocytes to inflammatory sites. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p1301)Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Biopsy: Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.Tacrolimus: A macrolide isolated from the culture broth of a strain of Streptomyces tsukubaensis that has strong immunosuppressive activity in vivo and prevents the activation of T-lymphocytes in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation in vitro.Renal Circulation: The circulation of the BLOOD through the vessels of the KIDNEY.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Delayed Graft Function: General dysfunction of an organ occurring immediately following its transplantation. The term most frequently refers to renal dysfunction following KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION.Renal Replacement Therapy: Procedures which temporarily or permanently remedy insufficient cleansing of body fluids by the kidneys.Postoperative Period: The period following a surgical operation.MyoglobinuriaSurvival Rate: The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.Homocysteine: A thiol-containing amino acid formed by a demethylation of METHIONINE.Triiodobenzoic Acids: Triiodo-substituted derivatives of BENZOIC ACID.Survival Analysis: A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.Body Surface Area: The two dimensional measure of the outer layer of the body.Rats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Hemofiltration: Extracorporeal ULTRAFILTRATION technique without HEMODIALYSIS for treatment of fluid overload and electrolyte disturbances affecting renal, cardiac, or pulmonary function.Sodium: A member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol Na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Antihypertensive Agents: Drugs used in the treatment of acute or chronic vascular HYPERTENSION regardless of pharmacological mechanism. Among the antihypertensive agents are DIURETICS; (especially DIURETICS, THIAZIDE); ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS; ADRENERGIC ALPHA-ANTAGONISTS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS; and VASODILATOR AGENTS.Tissue Donors: Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.Hemodiafiltration: The combination of hemodialysis and hemofiltration either simultaneously or sequentially. Convective transport (hemofiltration) may be better for removal of larger molecular weight substances and diffusive transport (hemodialysis) for smaller molecular weight solutes.Infusions, Intravenous: The long-term (minutes to hours) administration of a fluid into the vein through venipuncture, either by letting the fluid flow by gravity or by pumping it.Hyperkalemia: Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood, most often due to defective renal excretion. It is characterized clinically by electrocardiographic abnormalities (elevated T waves and depressed P waves, and eventually by atrial asystole). In severe cases, weakness and flaccid paralysis may occur. (Dorland, 27th ed)Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Phosphorus: A non-metal element that has the atomic symbol P, atomic number 15, and atomic weight 31. It is an essential element that takes part in a broad variety of biochemical reactions.Administration, Oral: The giving of drugs, chemicals, or other substances by mouth.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Proportional Hazards Models: Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Critical Illness: A disease or state in which death is possible or imminent.Hematuria: Presence of blood in the urine.Azotemia: A biochemical abnormality referring to an elevation of BLOOD UREA NITROGEN and CREATININE. Azotemia can be produced by KIDNEY DISEASES or other extrarenal disorders. When azotemia becomes associated with a constellation of clinical signs, it is termed UREMIA.Nephrosclerosis: Hardening of the KIDNEY due to infiltration by fibrous connective tissue (FIBROSIS), usually caused by renovascular diseases or chronic HYPERTENSION. Nephrosclerosis leads to renal ISCHEMIA.Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Drug Administration Schedule: Time schedule for administration of a drug in order to achieve optimum effectiveness and convenience.Area Under Curve: A statistical means of summarizing information from a series of measurements on one individual. It is frequently used in clinical pharmacology where the AUC from serum levels can be interpreted as the total uptake of whatever has been administered. As a plot of the concentration of a drug against time, after a single dose of medicine, producing a standard shape curve, it is a means of comparing the bioavailability of the same drug made by different companies. (From Winslade, Dictionary of Clinical Research, 1992)Glycosuria: The appearance of an abnormally large amount of GLUCOSE in the urine, such as more than 500 mg/day in adults. It can be due to HYPERGLYCEMIA or genetic defects in renal reabsorption (RENAL GLYCOSURIA).Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Cimetidine: A histamine congener, it competitively inhibits HISTAMINE binding to HISTAMINE H2 RECEPTORS. Cimetidine has a range of pharmacological actions. It inhibits GASTRIC ACID secretion, as well as PEPSIN and GASTRIN output.Methods: A series of steps taken in order to conduct research.Nephritis: Inflammation of any part of the KIDNEY.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Furosemide: A benzoic-sulfonamide-furan. It is a diuretic with fast onset and short duration that is used for EDEMA and chronic RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.Heart Failure: A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.Liver Transplantation: The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.Cadmium: An element with atomic symbol Cd, atomic number 48, and atomic weight 114. It is a metal and ingestion will lead to CADMIUM POISONING.Cadmium Poisoning: Poisoning occurring after exposure to cadmium compounds or fumes. It may cause gastrointestinal syndromes, anemia, or pneumonitis.Cardiovascular Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Aspartate Aminotransferases: Enzymes of the transferase class that catalyze the conversion of L-aspartate and 2-ketoglutarate to oxaloacetate and L-glutamate. EC 2.6.1.1.

Late referral of end-stage renal failure. (1/7078)

We studied all new patients accepted for renal replacement therapy (RRT) in one unit from 1/1/96 to 31/12/97 (n = 198), to establish time from nephrology referral to RRT, evidence of renal disease prior to referral and the adequacy of renal management prior to referral. Sixty four (32.3%, late referral group) required RRT within 12 weeks of referral. Fifty-nine (29.8%) had recognizable signs of chronic renal failure > 26 weeks prior to referral. Patients starting RRT soon after referral were hospitalized for significantly longer on starting RRT (RRT within 12 weeks of referral, median hospitalization 25.0 days (n = 64); RRT > 12 weeks after referral, median 9.7 days (n = 126), (p < 0.001)). Observed survival at 1 year was 68.3% overall, with 1-year survival of the late referral and early referral groups being 60.5% and 72.5%, respectively (p = NS). Hypertension was found in 159 patients (80.3%): 46 (28.9%) were started on antihypertensive medication following referral, while a further 28 (17.6%) were started on additional antihypertensives. Of the diabetic population (n = 78), only 26 (33.3%) were on an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) at referral. Many patients are referred late for dialysis despite early signs of renal failure, and the pre-referral management of many of the patients, as evidenced by the treatment of hypertension and use of ACEI in diabetics, is less than optimal.  (+info)

Mycophenolate mofetil prevents the progressive renal failure induced by 5/6 renal ablation in rats. (2/7078)

BACKGROUND: Extensive renal ablation is associated with progressive sclerosis of the remnant kidney. Because lymphocytes and monocytes accumulate in the remnant kidney, it is likely that they play a role in the renal scarring. Therefore, we treated rats with 5/6 nephrectomy (5/6Nx) with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a drug that has an antiproliferative effect and that suppresses the expression of intercellular adhesion molecules. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats with 5/6Nx received MMF (30 mg. kg-1. day-1 by daily gastric gavage, N = 15) or vehicle (N = 16). Ten additional rats were sham operated. All rats were fed a 30% protein diet. Body weight, serum creatinine, and urinary protein excretion were determined weekly. Lipid peroxidation, as a measure of oxidative stress observed by urinary malondialdehyde determinations, was performed every two weeks. Histologic studies were done in the remnant kidney four weeks (9 rats from the vehicle-treated group, 7 rats from the MMF group, and 5 sham-operated rats) and eight weeks after surgery (the remaining rats). Glomerular volume, sclerosis in glomeruli (segmental and global) and interstitium (semiquantitative scale), infiltrating lymphocytes and macrophages (CD43- and ED1-positive cells), and expression of adhesion molecules (CD54, CD18, and CD11b) were analyzed. RESULTS: MMF treatment prevented the progressive increment in serum creatinine and the proteinuria observed in the 5/6 nephrectomized rats during the eight weeks of observation (P < 0.01). Weight gain was comparable in the MMF-treated and sham-operated rats, whereas weight gain was decreased in untreated 5/6 nephrectomized rats. Excretion of malondialdehyde increased after surgery but returned sooner to control levels in the MMF-treated rats. Increments in glomerular size and mean arterial blood pressure induced by renal ablation were not modified by MMF treatment. Eight weeks after surgery, segmental sclerosis was present in 48.4 +/- 8.35% (+/- sd) glomeruli in the vehicle-treated group versus 25 +/- 10.5% in the MMF-treated group (P < 0.001). Interstitial fibrosis was reduced significantly with MMF treatment (P < 0.001). Infiltration with CD43- and ED1-positive cells in glomeruli and interstitium was two to five times lower in MMF-treated rats (P < 0.01). Expression of adhesion molecules CD18 and CD11b was similarly reduced. CONCLUSION: MMF ameliorates the progressive renal damage in the remnant kidney after 5/6Nx. This effect is associated with a reduction in the infiltration of lymphocytes and monocytes, whereas glomerular hypertrophy and systemic hypertension are unchanged.  (+info)

Serum levels of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in nondialyzed patients with chronic renal failure. (3/7078)

BACKGROUND: In patients with chronic renal failure (CRF), abnormalities in vitamin D metabolism are known to be present, and several factors could contribute to the abnormalities. METHODS: We measured serum levels of three vitamin D metabolites, 1,25(OH)2D, 24, 25(OH)2D and 25(OH)D, and analyzed factors affecting their levels in 76 nondialyzed patients with CRF (serum creatinine> 1.6 and < 9.0 mg/dl), 37 of whom had diabetes mellitus (DM-CRF) and 39 of whom were nondiabetic (nonDM-CRF). RESULTS: Serum levels of 1,25(OH)2D were positively correlated with estimated creatinine clearance (CCr; r = 0.429; P < 0.0001), and levels of 24,25(OH)2D were weakly correlated with CCr (r = 0.252, P < 0.05); no correlation was noted for 25(OH)D. Serum levels of all three vitamin D metabolites were significantly and positively correlated with serum albumin. Although there were no significant differences in age, sex, estimated CCr, calcium and phosphate between DM-CRF and nonDM-CRF, all three vitamin D metabolites were significantly lower in DM-CRF than in nonDM-CRF. To analyze factors influencing vitamin D metabolite levels, we performed multiple regression analyses. Serum 25(OH)D levels were significantly and independently associated with serum albumin, presence of DM and serum phosphate (R2 = 0.599; P < 0.0001). 24,25(OH)2D levels were significantly and strongly associated with 25(OH)D (beta = 0.772; R2 = 0.446; P < 0.0001). Serum 1,25(OH)2D levels were significantly associated only with estimated CCr (R2 = 0. 409; P < 0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that hypoalbuminemia and the presence of DM independently affect serum 25(OH)D levels, probably via diabetic nephropathy and poor nutritional status associated with diabetes, and that 25(OH)D is actively catalyzed to 24,25(OH)2D in CRF, probably largely via extrarenal 24-hydroxylase. Serum levels of 1,25(OH)2D were significantly affected by the degree of renal failure. Thus, this study indicates that patients with CRF, particularly those with DM, should receive supplements containing the active form of vitamin D prior to dialysis.  (+info)

Plasma total homocysteine and cysteine in relation to glomerular filtration rate in diabetes mellitus. (4/7078)

BACKGROUND: The plasma concentrations of total homocysteine (tHcy) and total cysteine (tCys) are determined by intracellular metabolism and by renal plasma clearance, and we hypothesized that glomerular filtration is a major determinant of plasma tHcy and tCys. We studied the relationships between the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and plasma tHcy and tCys in populations of diabetic patients with particularly wide ranges of GFR. METHODS: We measured GFR, urine albumin excretion rate (UAER), plasma tHcy, tCys, methionine, vitamin B12, folate, C-peptide, and routine parameters in 50 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and 30 non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients. All patients underwent intensive insulin treatment and had a serum creatinine concentration below 115 micromol/liter. RESULTS: Mean plasma tHcy in diabetic patients (0.1 micromol/liter) was lower than in normal persons (11.1 micromol/liter, P = 0.0014). Mean plasma tCys in diabetic patients (266.1 micromol/liter) was also lower than in normal persons (281.9 micromol/liter, P = 0.0005). Seventy-three percent of the diabetic patients had relative hyperfiltration. Plasma tHcy and tCys were closely and independently associated with GFR, serum folate, and serum B12. However, plasma tHcy was not independently associated with any of the 22 other variables tested, including age, serum creatinine concentration, UAER, total daily insulin dose, and glycemic control. CONCLUSIONS: Glomerular filtration rate is an independent determinant of plasma tHcy and tCys concentrations, and GFR is rate limiting for renal clearance of both homocysteine and cysteine in diabetic patients without overt nephropathy. Declining GFR explains the age-related increase in plasma tHcy, and hyperfiltration explains the lower than normal mean plasma tHcy and tCys concentrations in populations of diabetic patients.  (+info)

HIV-associated nephropathy is a late, not early, manifestation of HIV-1 infection. (5/7078)

BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) can be the initial presentation of HIV-1 infection. As a result, many have assumed that HIVAN can occur at any point in the infection. This issue has important implications for appropriate therapy and, perhaps, for pathogenesis. Since the development of new case definitions for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and better tools to assess infection, the relationship of HIVAN to the time of AIDS infection has not been addressed. In this study, we reassessed the stage of infection at the time of HIVAN diagnosis in 10 patients, and we reviewed all previously published cases applying the new case definitions to assess stage of infection. METHODS: HIVAN was confirmed by kidney biopsy in HIV seropositive patients with azotemia and/or proteinuria. CD4+ cell count and plasma HIV-1 RNA copy number were measured. We also reviewed all published cases of HIVAN to determine if AIDS-defining conditions, by current Centers for Disease Control definitions, were present in patients with biopsy-proven HIVAN. RESULTS: Twenty HIV-1 seropositive patients with proteinuria and an elevated creatinine concentration were biopsied. HIVAN was the single most common cause of renal disease. CD4+ cell count was below 200/mm3 in all patients with HIVAN, fulfilling Centers for Disease Control criteria for an AIDS-defining condition. HIV-1 plasma RNA was detectable in all patients with HIVAN. In reviewing previous reports, an AIDS-defining condition was present in virtually all patients with HIVAN. CONCLUSION: HIVAN develops late, not early, in the course of HIV-1 infection following the development of AIDS. This likely accounts for the poor prognosis noted in previous publications and has implications for pathogenesis. In addition, given the detectable viral RNA levels, highly active antiretroviral therapy is indicated in HIVAN. Highly active antiretroviral therapy may improve survival as well as alter the natural history of HIVAN.  (+info)

Long-term effects of cyclosporine A in Alport's syndrome. (6/7078)

BACKGROUND: In 1991, our initial results of cyclosporine A (CsA) administration in eight patients with Alport's syndrome were published. A significant decrease in or disappearance of proteinuria and apparently good tolerance to CsA were observed in all patients. METHODS: CsA administration has been maintained in these eight patients with the aim of obtaining further information about the clinical course of the disease. The ages of these eight patients currently range from 15 to 27 years, and the mean duration of treatment is from 7 to 10 years (x = 8.4 years). RESULTS: Renal function has remained stable, with no evaluable changes in serum creatinine levels compared with pre-CsA treatment values. Proteinuria in all patients has either remained negative or are values far lower than pretreatment levels. A second renal biopsy was performed in all patients after five years of CsA administration. No aggravation of the lesion present at the first biopsy or lesions typical of cyclosporine intoxication was observed. CONCLUSIONS: After a mean duration of 8.4 years and with no deterioration in renal function, we found possible beneficial effects of the continued treatment of CsA in patients with Alport's syndrome who present evidence of progression to renal insufficiency.  (+info)

Renal failure predisposes patients to adverse outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery. VA Cooperative Study #5. (7/7078)

BACKGROUND: More than 600,000 coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures are done annually in the United States. Some data indicate that 10 to 20% of patients who are undergoing a CABG procedure have a serum creatinine of more than 1.5 mg/dl. There are few data on the impact of a mild increase in serum creatinine concentration on CABG outcome. METHODS: We analyzed a Veterans Affairs database obtained prospectively from 1992 through 1996 at 14 of 43 centers performing heart surgery. We compared the outcome after CABG in patients with a baseline serum creatinine of less than 1.5 mg/dl (median 1.1 mg/dl, N = 3271) to patients with a baseline serum creatinine of 1.5 to 3.0 mg/dl (median 1.7, N = 631). RESULTS: Univariate analysis revealed that patients with a serum creatinine of 1.5 to 3.0 mg/dl had a higher 30-day mortality (7% vs. 3%, P < 0.001) requirement for prolonged mechanical ventilation (15% vs. 8%, P = 0.001), stroke (7% vs. 2%, P < 0.001), renal failure requiring dialysis at discharge (3% vs. 1%, P < 0.001), and bleeding complications (8% vs. 3%, P < 0.001) than patients with a baseline serum creatinine of less than 1.5 mg/dl. Multiple logistic regression analyses found that patients with a baseline serum creatinine of less than 1.5 mg/dl had significantly lower (P < 0.02) 30-day mortality and postoperative bleeding and ventilatory complications than patients with a serum creatinine of 1.5 to 3.0 mg/dl when controlling for all other variables. CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that mild renal failure is an independent risk factor for adverse outcome after CABG.  (+info)

Effect of fasting on temporal variation in the nephrotoxicity of amphotericin B in rats. (8/7078)

Evidence for temporal variation in the nephrotoxicity of amphotericin B was recently reported in experimental animals. The role of food in these variations was determined by studying the effect of a short fasting period on the temporal variation in the renal toxicity of amphotericin B. Twenty-eight normally fed and 28 fasted female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. Food was available ad libitum to the fed rats, while the fasted animals were fasted 12 h before and 24 h after amphotericin B injection to minimize stress for the animals. Water was available ad libitum to both groups of rats, which were maintained on a 14-h light, 10-h dark regimen (light on at 0600 h). Renal toxicity was determined by comparing the levels of excretion of renal enzyme and the serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels at the time of the maximal (0700 h) or the minimal (1900 h) nephrotoxicity after the intraperitoneal administration of a single dose of dextrose (5%; control group) or amphotericin B (50 mg/kg of body weight; treated group) to the rats. The nephrotoxicities obtained after amphotericin B administration at both times of day were compared to the nephrotoxicities observed for time-matched controls. In fed animals, the 24-h urinary excretion of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase and beta-galactosidase was significantly higher when amphotericin B was injected at 0700 and 1900 h. The excretion of these two enzymes was reduced significantly (P < 0.05) in fasting rats, and this effect was larger at 0700 h (P < 0.05) than at 1900 h. The serum creatinine level was also significantly higher (P < 0.05) in fed animals treated at 0700 h than in fed animals treated at 1900 h. Fasting reduced significantly (P < 0.05) the increase in the serum creatinine level, and this effect was larger in the animals treated at 0700 h. Similar data were obtained for BUN levels. Amphotericin B accumulation was significantly higher (P < 0.05) in the renal cortexes of fed rats than in those of fasted animals, but there was no difference according to the time of injection. These results demonstrated that fasting reduces the nephrotoxicity of amphotericin B and that food availability is of crucial importance in the temporal variation in the renal toxicity of amphotericin B in rats.  (+info)

CCR - Creatinine Clearance Rate. Looking for abbreviations of CCR? It is Creatinine Clearance Rate. Creatinine Clearance Rate listed as CCR
In chronic heart failure (CHF), low body mass as a reflection of low muscle mass has been associated with poor outcome. Urinary creatinine excretion rate (CER) is an established marker of muscle mass, but has not been investigated in CHF. This study
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How is urinary albumin to urinary creatinine ratio abbreviated? UA/UC stands for urinary albumin to urinary creatinine ratio. UA/UC is defined as urinary albumin to urinary creatinine ratio very rarely.
Used to assess the completeness of a 24 hour urine collection. 24 hour Urine Creatinine is also part of a measured creatinine clearance, along with a serum creatinine collected in the same 24 hour period. This is only available in selected cases such as tertiary referral request, transplant donor work-up and some chemotherapy regimes. It has been replaced by the eGFR test.. ...
Creatinine is a metabolic waste product, removed from the blood by the kidneys, and excreted in the urine. The measurement of creatinine is used in the assessment and monitoring of many medical conditions as well as in the determination or adjustment of absorbed dosage of pesticides. Earlier models to predict 24-hour urinary creatinine used ordinary least squares regression and assumed that the subjects observations were uncorrelated. However, many of these studies had repeated creatinine measurements for each of their subjects. Repeated measures on the same subject frequently are correlated. Using data from the NIOSH-CDC Pesticide Dose Monitoring in Turf Applicators study, this thesis project built a model to predict 24-hour urinary creatinine using the Mixed Model methodology. A covariance structure, that permitted multiple observations for any one individual to be correlated, was identified and utilized. The predictive capabilities of this model were then compared to the earlier models
In most of time, creatinine refers to serum creatinine. Actually, there is also a term urine creatinine. In contrast, serum creatinine is more scientific than urine creatinine. Serum creatinine is widely used in many countries, and we can express it in 2 ways, the units of which are mg/ dL and umol/L. The normal range of serum creatinine is 44 -103 umol/L and we can also say 0.5-1.2mg/ dL. Here, we should also note that every lab has its own specific measure and even in the same country, different labs also have different measures for the machines are different.How to Reduce High Creatinine Level in Blood ...
When it comes to creatinine, we will think of urine creatinine and serum creatinine. Whats the relationship between them? To answer this question, we should first figure out what is creatinine. Creatinine is a kind of substances which comes into being due to the metabolism of muscles in our body. Creatinine level is influenced by diet, the amount of exercise, and so on. It comes into being into blood or exactly speaking serum, and then is discharged out together with urine. So from the above, we can get a conclusion that the more creatinine in urine, the less creatinine in serum. How to Reduce High Creatinine Level in Blood ...
Background: The changes in serum creatinine level after Percutaneous coronary Intervention has been reported by different authors.. Methods: Total 87 (Male71: Female 16) patients were enrolled in this very preliminary study who underwent elective PCI and has normal serum creatinine level. Total 116 stents were deployed in 108 territories. Mean age for both male : female were (55: 58) yrs. Associated CAD risk factors were Dyslipidemia, High Blood pressure, Diabetes Mellitus, Positive FH for CAD and Smoking (all male).. Results: Among the study group; 65(74.3%) were Dyslipidemic, 74(85%) were hypertensive; 52(58%) patients were Diabetic, FH 12(13.8%), Hypothyroid 3(3.4%) and 30(42.3%) were all male smoker. Female patients were more obese (BMI: M 25: F 28). Average uses of contrast material was 81 ml. Serum Creatinine level was pre-procedural male: female (1.35: 1.44) and post-procedural 2nd day for male: female were (1.24: 1.45). Common stented territory was LAD 48(44.4%), RCA 41(38%), and LCX ...
A few (4,5), but not all (19,20), studies have suggested that reduced kidney function may be an important risk factor for mortality in patients with HF. In one study (4), patients in the lowest quartile of creatinine clearance had almost three times the risk of mortality of patients in the highest quartile.. The level of GFR is usually regarded as the best overall index of the level of kidney function. Serum creatinine is determined by a number of factors, other than GFR, such as gender, age, muscle mass and ethnicity and, therefore, provides only a rough estimate of level of kidney function (21). To provide a more accurate measure of kidney function, we estimated GFR using a recently validated formula from the MDRD study (12,13). In patients with reduced kidney function, this formula has been shown to be a more accurate measure of kidney function than serum creatinine or creatinine clearance estimated using either the Cockcroft Gault equation or measured creatinine clearance using 24-h urine ...
1) A chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Creatinine is produced from creatine, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles. Approximately 2% of the bodys creatine is converted to creatinine every day. Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. The kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and dispose of it in the urine. Although it is a waste, creatinine serves a vital diagnostic function. Creatinine has been found to be a fairly reliable indicator of kidney function. As the kidneys become impaired the creatinine will rise. Abnormally high levels of creatinine thus warn of possible malfunction or failure of the kidneys, sometimes even before a patient reports any symptoms. It is for this reason that standard blood and urine tests routinely check the amount of creatinine in the blood. Normal levels of creatinine in the blood are approximately 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dl) in adult males and 0.5 to 1.1 ...
What causes low creatinine levels in urine - Can high creatinine levels cause urine foam? See details. Foamy urine usually indicates elevated protein in the urine more than an elevated creatinine.
I am a chronic kidney disease patient and my current creatinine level in 2.4, please suggest for treatment to reduce creatinine." this is a question inquired by a kidney disease patient, but i know it also is a question concerned by many people who are in the same situation. Next i will share you some treatment to reduce high creatinine level in kidney disease, hoping it can help you in some degree.. Home treatment for high creatinine level. For people with creatinine 2.4, home treatment can be helpful for lowering it. Proper diet and healthy living habit are good home remedies, if you need any help in making kidney-friendly diet or living habit, you can consult our online doctor directly, they can give you specialized guidance.. Systematic treatment. You know the high creatinine level in chronic kidney disease is caused by kidney disorder, so if you want to reduce the high creatinine level totally you should find some ways to cure this disease first, the systematic treatment can help you to ...
Is Blood Creatinine Increased a common side effect of Solupred? View Blood Creatinine Increased Solupred side effect risks. Male, weighting 198.4 lb, was diagnosed with renal transplant and took Solupred 7.5 Mg, Daily. Patient was hospitalized.
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If everybody makes creatinine, why do doctors check creatinine blood levels? As I said, creatinine is normally filtered out of the blood by the kidneys. This means that creatinine levels in the blood of a healthy person are quite stable. However, if for some reason (like, say, lupus) the kidneys are not functioning well, then they will be unable to filter the blood properly. This will lead to creatinine build-up, as muscles continue to make creatinine but the kidneys are not removing it from the blood. So the creatinine test serves as a basic test to see if the kidneys are working properly or not. If you have high creatinine levels then the answer is most likely, "or not," and in a lupus patient this means that your disease is active and is interfering with your kidneys ...
what are the high creatinine symptoms?High creatinine is creatinine higher than the normal valueh including serum creatinine and urinary creatinine, but serum creatinine measured renal function more meaningful. So high creatinine generally refers to t
Convert serum creatinine to mg dl - I have a low serum creatinine of. 50 mg/dl. Is it okay. What should I do to increase it.? Its OK. Low or normal serum creatinine indicates normal renal function. Elevation in serum creatinine indicates kidney dysfunction.
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Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) Based on Creatinine Measurement. Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is a calculation of how efficiently the kidneys are able to filter wastes from the blood. One way of determining GFR requires the injection of a substance into the bloodstream that is later measured in the urine which is collected for a 24-hour period. However, scientists found they could calculate GFR with less trouble, without an injection or a 24-hour urine collection. The calculation -- called the eGFR -- requires a measurement of creatinine in a blood sample. (The "e" in eGFR stands for "estimated") In a laboratory, a persons blood is tested to see how much creatinine is in the blood. Creatinine levels in the blood can vary, and each laboratory has its own normal range. A person whose creatinine level is only slightly above this range will probably not feel sick, but the elevation is a sign that the kidneys are not working at full strength. But because creatinine values differ so much from ...
When the kidneys are functioning normally, the amount of creatinine in the serum should keep even. If the they are not working properly, the level of serum creatinine will becomes elevated. This level is usually used to determine how well ones kidneys are functioning. Normal levels of blood creatinine are about 0.6~1.2 mg/dL in adult male and 0.5~1.1 mg/dL in adult female. For individuals with PKD, will exercise and weight loss affect their levels of creatinine in the blood ...
Serum creatinine is one of the most commonly measured products in clinical chemistry laboratories worldwide. Creatinine is a chemical waste product in the blood that passes through the kidneys to be filtered and eliminated in urine. It is a by-product of normal muscle function. The more muscle a person has, the more creatinine they produce.…
Creatinine clearance equation tessshlo the most frequently equation for estimating gfr in s is croft gault which was developed creatinine clearance creatinine clearance equation tessshlo equation roft and gault table 49 shows serum creatinine ...
Dialysis is common treatment to reduce high creatinine level, some patients complain about that the elevated creatinine can not be reduced effectively, the elevated creatinine is even higher than before. So they are wondering is dialysis re
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24-Hour Urine Collection (24-hour urine, urine volume) Procedure Overview What is a 24-hour urine collection? Click Image to Enlarge A 24-hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine. The test is noninvasive (the skin is not pierced), and is used to assess kidney (renal) function. Twenty-four hour urine collection is performed by collecting a persons urine in a special container over a 24-hour period. The container must be kept cool during this time until...
I am a 26 years old woman |b|suffering from hypertension and my kidney has shrunk in size|/b|, because of which my creatinine level has come to 4.2 and blood urea is 96. I have been doing |i|pranayama|/I| for the last one year and maintained the creatinine level at constant; at times it has also gone down to 3.8-3.9. Can I go for dialysis now? I came to know that dialysis removes all toxins and brings the creatinine level to normal. It is possible to get the creatinine levels down with dialysis and then try not to let the levels increase?
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When their creatinine level is not very high, people are suggested to have drugs to lower the creatinine level. However, they find their creatinine level would not drop down when they stop drugs. Because all the drugs only can increase the creatinine excretion by other ways. For example, some drugs can promote to discharge creatinine through intestinal tract ...
has not been reported,for all types of fatty acids. This study was conducted to determine the association of the consumption of different type of fatty acids,serum lipids and lipoproteins with serum creatinine and glomerular filtration rate [GFR] in healthy adult subjects residing in district 13 of Tehran. There were 15003 subjects participated in TLGS.1470 persons were 1-undotnly selected for nutritional assessment. After excluding under- and over-reporter 486 subjects aged over 20 years remained in the study. Dietary data were collected by two 24-hour dietary recalls. Serum creatinine,total cholesterol,triglyceride and HDL were measured by Selectra 2 autoanalyzer after 12hour fasting. GFR was calculated based on serum creatinine. Mean [ +/- SD] of serum creatinine,cholesterol,triglyceride,HDL and LDL levels and GFR were 1.04 +/- 0.16.201 +/- 41.153 +/- 125.43 +/- 10.128 +/- 37 mg/dl and 99 +/- 19 ml/min respectively. Subjects with saturated fatty acids intake of more than 10 percent of calorie ...
Increased creatinine means loss of renal function.As chemical drugs may cause very serious adverse effects,the patients are eager to find natural stuffs to lower high creatinine.Then how to lower creatinine with foods and herbs?
Under normal circumstances, the production of creatinine is stable and it is discharged out of body with urine. There are various reasons which can cause elevated creatinine, such as dehydration, overwork etc. But it is temporarily. If high
Patient selection. Individuals with advanced and/or metastatic solid tumor (measurable or evaluable) for whom no standard effective therapy was available and who gave informed consent according to institutional and Food and Drug Administration guidelines were eligible, provided that the following criteria were met: adequate bone marrow (absolute neutrophil count, ≥1,500 cells/mm3; platelet count, ≥100,000 cells/mm3); adequate hepatic function (total bilirubin, ≤1.5 mg/dL; alanine aminotransferase, ≤1.5 × the institutional upper limit of normal); and adequate renal function defined as a calculated (Cockcroft-Gault formula) or measured creatinine clearance ≥50 mL/min. Patients were ineligible under the following conditions: ,18 years old; life expectancy ,3 months; Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status ,1; chemotherapy (6 weeks for nitrosourea, mitomycin C, and carboplatin), radiotherapy, immunotherapy, or hormonal therapy ,4 weeks from study entry; lack of adequate ...
It is widely known that people with kidney problem always have elevated creatinine level. Creatinine level 3.3mg/dL is a high creatinine level. Many foods need to be avoided when your creatinine level is higher than the normal range since s
Your healthcare provider may also order a protein-to-creatinine ratio test done on your urine. This will look at the amount of protein compared with creatinine. Excess protein that has leaked into your urine may be a sign of kidney disease. Your healthcare provider may also order blood tests to measure your kidney function. These might include a creatinine blood test and a blood urea nitrogen, or BUN, test. The creatinine blood test is used to find out your creatinine clearance, which gives a good measure of kidney function. ...
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High creatinine level is an obvious sign of kidney damage. Once creatinine level increases, it indicates at least half of kidney function has been damaged. It is very dangerous. How does high creatinine level occur in kidney disease? Health
Hello, doctor. I am a diabetic patient. My creatinine level is 9.3 rising from 3 in three month. How can diabetic patients lower creatinine level naturally? Is dialysis a must for me now? If I refused dialysis, how long can I live? Hello, please do n
I cannot overemphasize the importance of using the MDRD equation to measure your blood creatinine levels. The creatinine value alone can be misleading, as it must be interpreted within the context of age and gender. Often patients can have more advanced kidney disease than their blood creatinine value alone suggests. For this reason, the National Kidney Foundation strongly urges all physicians to use the MDRD equation; however, kidney specialists aside, few physicians use it routinely. An accurate estimate of your kidney function is essential for your doctor to decide which treatment protocols you need.. While kidney disease poses a serious risk to people with diabetes, yearly testing and aggressive treatment can significantly slow any decline in kidney function and reduce your risk of developing kidney disease.. Dr. Robert C. Stanton serves as chief of the kidney and hypertension section at the Joslin Diabetes Center, where he treats patients with kidney disease, with a special focus on ...
Elevated creatinine level indicates a high risk for end stage renal failure and dialysis. Well then, does creatinine 3.3 mean kidney failure? How to stay far away from dialysis with serum creatinine 3.3? Does creatinine 3.3 mean kidney fail
Creatinine is a metabolic product of creatine phosphate in muscle and it is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body. Measuring serum creatinine is the most commonly used indicator of renal function. It is useful in the evaluation of kidney glomerular function and in monitoring renal dialysis. In post renal conditions where obstruction of the urine flow is present, e.g. malignancy, nephrolithiasis and prostatitis both plasma and urine creatinine will be increased. Serum creatinine varies with the subject s age, body weight and sex ...
A 24-hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine. The test is noninvasive (the skin is not pierced), and is used to assess kidney (renal) function.. Twenty-four hour urine collection is performed by collecting a persons urine in a special container over a 24-hour period. The container must be kept cool during this time until it is returned to the lab for analysis.. Urine consists of water and dissolved chemicals, such as sodium, potassium, urea (formed from protein breakdown), and creatinine (formed from muscle breakdown), along with other chemical compounds. Normally, urine contains specific amounts of these waste products. If these amounts are not within a normal range, or if other substances are present, it may be an indication of a particular disease or condition. The results of a 24-hour urine collection may provide information to help your doctor make or confirm a diagnosis.. Related procedures that may be used to diagnose kidney disease ...
A 24-hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine. The test is noninvasive (the skin is not pierced), and is used to assess kidney (renal) function.. Twenty-four hour urine collection is performed by collecting a persons urine in a special container over a 24-hour period. The container must be kept cool during this time until it is returned to the lab for analysis.. Urine consists of water and dissolved chemicals, such as sodium, potassium, urea (formed from protein breakdown), and creatinine (formed from muscle breakdown), along with other chemical compounds. Normally, urine contains specific amounts of these waste products. If these amounts are not within a normal range, or if other substances are present, it may be an indication of a particular disease or condition. The results of a 24-hour urine collection may provide information to help your doctor make or confirm a diagnosis.. Related procedures that may be used to diagnose kidney disease ...
During our own work on renal function, we have noticed a recent change away from using the Cockroft and Gault formula for estimation of Creatinine Clearance toward using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula in view of the many drawbacks with the Cockroft and Gault formula.2,3,4,5 We noted in the article significant findings related to renal function and obesity. These results may have looked different with the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula with respect to the obese patients in their population ...
Creatinine 4.8 is associated with serious kidney damage andrenal function decline. How to lower creatinine 4.8 and avoid in FSGS?
TY - JOUR. T1 - Creatinine Clearance, Walking Speed, and Muscle Atrophy. T2 - A Cohort Study. AU - Roshanravan, Baback. AU - Patel, Kushang V.. AU - Robinson-Cohen, Cassianne. AU - De Boer, Ian H.. AU - OHare, Ann M.. AU - Ferrucci, Luigi. AU - Himmelfarb, Jonathan. AU - Kestenbaum, Bryan. PY - 2015/5/1. Y1 - 2015/5/1. N2 - Background: Chronic kidney disease is associated with malnutrition and inflammation. These processes may lead to loss of skeletal muscle and reduced physical performance. Associations of kidney function with muscle composition and longitudinal measures of physical performance are unknown. Study Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting & Participants: We evaluated 826 community-dwelling older adults enrolled in the Invecchiare in Chianti (InCHIANTI) Study who were free of baseline stroke or activities of daily living disability. Predictor: Baseline creatinine clearance (Clcr) based on 24-hour urine collection. Outcomes: Cross-sectional and longitudinal trajectories of ...
Calculated creatinine clearance less than 80 mL/min by the Cockcroft-Gault formula where creatinine clearance in mL/min = (140-age in years) x (weight in kg) x 0.85/72 x serum creatinine in mg/dL Note: Otherwise eligible participants with any of the above exclusionary laboratory results may be re-tested. If a participant is re-tested and a non exclusionary result is documented within 30 days of providing informed consent for Screening, the participant may be enrolled ...
Calculated creatinine clearance less than 80 mL/min by the Cockcroft-Gault formula where creatinine clearance in mL/min = (140-age in years) x (weight in kg) x 0.85/72 x serum creatinine in mg/dL Note: Otherwise eligible participants with any of the above exclusionary laboratory results may be re-tested. If a participant is re-tested and a non exclusionary result is documented within 30 days of providing informed consent for Screening, the participant may be enrolled ...
Creatinine level is an indicator of kidney function and when creatinine level elevates, it usually indicates kidney damage and decline of kidney function. Thus, to decrease high creatinine level, you should start from repairing your kidney
Correlation of Beta-2 Microglobulin with serum creatinine and creatinine clearance in patients with different levels of renal function
A 24 hour urine test is conducted for measuring protein and creatinine clearance. The ratio of protein to creatinine in urine helps evaluate and keep track of kidney function. Read on to know more about this test and about the normal protein and creatinine levels in urine.
The creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is generally useful to assess how well the kidneys are working. Please check the creatinine test cost in Delhi NCR at HOD centers and other details here. Test Type : Blood Test Preparation : No Special Preparation Required Reporting : Within 24 Hours* Test Price: Please choose Location and other options on this page to view the Creatinine Test cost in Delhi NCR. Included In : KFT - Kidney Profile, Basic Care Health Package, Advance Care Health Package, Super Care Health Package
Although hydration and strenuous exercise prior to your blood draw can have a noticeable affect on your GFR reading (I measured .14 lower on my creatinine measure, from one month to the next, by following the hydrating advice as Cora has offered you). That said, however, you still want to keep track of the trends in your GFR over time. It is altogether possible that you have had a drop in kidney function, all things being equal. I am not sure what a .4 rise in your creatinine level might signal, but that can be as much as a 10 point drop in GFR. I went from a GFR of 93, in July of 2010, prior to a surgical procedure, down to as low as 71, then, back up again, to 79-82, where it has stayed more or less stable for the last couple of years ...
High creatinine levels can mean a person is suffering from kidney damage, chronic kidney disease, heart disease or dehydration, according to WebMD. High levels can also mean the patient may be...
i am a kidney failure patient. Few days ago the test shows that my creatinine level was 11.2 but three days later another test shows that my creatinine was 6.5. How can the creatinine level downs so quickly in such short times
Does creatinine 2.4 means i am in stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease ? In clinic, CKD is divided into five stages according to the creatinine level,but that not means we can judge the disease just from the creatinine level.
Some people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions experience joint and/or muscle pain, and the goal of this blog post is to discuss some of the most common causes, along with natural treatment suggestions. I should mention that of the "7 causes" listed below, some of them can cause both joint and muscle pain, while others are more likely to cause either muscle or joint pain. For example, certain infections can cause muscle and/or joint pain, whereas nutrient deficiencies are more likely to affect the muscles, but usually dont result in joint pain. In any case, whether you have joint pain, muscle pain, or both of these I do think its a good idea to read this entire blog post.. So lets take a look at 7 common causes of joint and muscle pain:. 1. Thyroid Hormone Imbalances. Although I cant say that most of my patients with hypothyroidism and Hashimotos experience joint and/or muscle pain, some people do. And while low thyroid hormone isnt always the primary cause of joint and/or ...
Inclusion Criteria: - The subject must have clinical stage IIB or IIC resectable MEL. Subjects may not have a diagnosis of uveal or mucosal melanoma. - Either the subject or the subjects legal representative must be willing and able to provide written informed consent for the trial. - The subject must be ≥18 years of age on day of signing informed consent. - The subject must have a performance status of 0 or 1 on the ECOG Performance Scale. - The subject must demonstrate adequate organ function as defined in Table 1; all screening labs must be performed within 21 days of treatment initiation. - System Laboratory Value - Hematologic - ANC ≥1500/mcL - Platelets ≥100,000/mcL - Hemoglobin ≥9 g/dL or ≥5.6 mmol/L - Renal - Serum creatinine OR measured or calculated creatinine clearance (GFR can also be used in place of creatinine or CrCl) ≤1.5 X upper limit of normal (ULN) OR - ≥50 mL/min for subject with creatinine levels ,1.5 X institutional ULN - Hepatic - Serum total bilirubin ...
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Elevated creatinine level means severe kidney damage. My creatinine level is 12. What can we do to fix the damaged kidneys? If you have the similar doubt, go on reading to learn more information. First of all, you should lower your high cre
Creatinine is one of the most common methods of detecting renal function. High creatinine means not only a kidney problem, but also a serious threat to human health. So whats the causes of high creatinine? What are the symptoms of high creatinine? How
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Creatinine level is an indicator of kidney function, so the good control of it means a lot for treating kidney disease. Then, how to manage high creatinine level in kidney disease?
Ive been watching this thread for a bit now. Heres what Ive learned with my dads CKD. Hes been told by doctors for over two years now he needs to go on dialysis. Well, his creatinine peaked at 7.1 last September. He was in the hospital and did one dialysis treatment then refused to do anymore. He was taking so many pills, all were incredibly hard on the kidneys. He took two different water pills, three different pain pills, one pill for nausea, blood pressure pill, an aspirin, allergy pill, potassium pill, pain patch and I think a sleeping pill too. We stopped all except the blood pressure pill, and gave him Tylenol for his back pain and headaches. Thats it! His creatinine bottomed at 4.35 the first week in October. Now he has a monthly shot to help his blood, an iron supplement in liquid form, and a pretty strict diet but every once in awhile he has a treat such as a beer or candy bar. Anyways, his creatinine is now 6.35. He has horrible back pain, at 84 thats pretty normal but surgery ...
4 variable Cockcroft Gault equation (with SI Units) using serum creatinine, age, weight, gender. by Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN. ...
Hi, if my creatinine level is 8 . Can dialysis help it to become lower ? If you do not have so much information on dialysis to lower high creatinine level, go on reading to learn more. Dialysis can lower high creatinine 8. Dialysis is to ta
In clinic, dialysis always be used to relieve those symptoms such as high creatinine level. But sometimes, the patient will find that their creatinine level still stays in high level or back to high level again after taking dialysis that rea
As we all know, dialysis is often started when creatinine level is high. But what creatinine level is considered to be high enough to start dialysis? Should dialysis start with creatinine 9.75? In this article, lets have a discussion. In ge
For high creatinine level, different people adopt different treatments to treat it. One of the common therapy is dialysis. But Id like to say, dialysis is not the only choice for every patients. How to lower high creatinine level 3.8 withou
Microalbumin/Creatinine Ratio urine test that may help to determine if kidneys are functioning normally. This test is an early indicator of kidney failure.
With more and more serious of the kidney failure, patients will suffer higher and higher creatinine. Then how serious high creatinine 6.5 in Stage 5 Kidney Failure is? In fact, the high creatinine, the extra metabolism wastes of muscle, is
Hi everyone, I hope someone can provide some insight here... Im a 45 year old male (non-black), ive been tracking my creatinine values the last few years as they were quite high, i;ve seen a broad range from 84 recently to a high of 132. A range of 47 ml/min seems pretty crazy, can we really have that much fluctuation in GFR? Could dehydration ca...
Accurate measuring of GFR in chronic kidney disease can non be overemphasized. It is particularly of import when GFR reaches near phase 3 and 4. The of import determination like doing AV fistulous withers and induction of nephritic replacing therapy are taken at this clip.. There were more than eight expressions introduced to gauge GFR but merely two viz. Cockcroft-Gault ( CG ) and MDRD got the credence by the medical community. The CG Formula was proposed every bit early as 1976 [ 2 ] . Because of its simpleness and bedside usage, it was readily accepted by the doctors. The CG expression enjoyed this monopoly till the MDRD equation was introduced in 1999 [ 3 ] .. Twenty four hr urine aggregation for Creatinine clearance measuring is non method of pick because of several booby traps. The most of import being the 24 hr urine aggregation is frequently non accurate. In add-on the serum creatinine remains within normal scope in early phases of CKD due to increased cannular secernment ensuing in ...
A normal result is 0.7 to 1.3 mg/dL (61.9 to 114.9 µmol/L) for men and 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dL (53 to 97.2 µmol/L) for women.. Women usually have a lower creatinine level than men. This is because women usually have less muscle mass than men. Creatinine level varies based on a persons size and muscle mass.. The examples above are common measurements for results of these tests. Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Some labs use different measurements or test different samples. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. ...
Creatinine and BUN both are the common indicator to show the kidney function. For normal people, the healthy level of creatinine should be controlled in 0.5-1.2mg/dL and the BUN level should keep in 9-20mg/dL. FSGS patients with creatinine
The Serum Creatinine Kit measures creatinine in serum and plasma samples using a creatinine standard, calibrated to a US NIST SRM 914a.
Accurate assessment of kidney function can assist appropriate clinical care, but most estimates of creatinine clearance were developed in populations that included no or few older adults and do not perform well in this group. Researchers developed and validated 2 estimates of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), one based on creatinine only and another based on both creatinine and cystatin C measurements, in a sample of adults aged 70 years or older. Both estimates showed excellent agreement with directly measured GFR and may provide more accurate assessment of kidney function in older adults than currently used measures. ...
Some days ago, a uremic patient on peritoneal dialysis called me. He said his hemodialysis flow control was not controlled very. The local dialysis center had just been established. The doctor has little experience. Thereby he asked me for
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An effective way to lower creatinine levels is to treat the underlying cause of the elevated levels, which may include kidney problems or infections, dehydration, muscle problems, blocked urinary...
So, my concern is the Kidney creatinine results at 1.4. Can someone explain to me before my Dr. appt is this indicating Kidney disease, Kidney infection. Just some general information would help ease my mind. My Dr. appt is tomorrow. My mind is running wild with concerns of needing a new kidney now.. But I just dont understand these numbers and want some friendly advice. Thanks ...
Dialysis is the most commonly used treatment to lower high creatinine level. Do you still think that dialysis is the best treatment for kidney failure patients with creatinine 7.5?
High creatinine level is commonly experienced in kidney failure patients, which makes patients suffer from various poisoning symptoms and complications. And dialysis can not decrease high creatinine level fundamentally, patients need to seek for some natu
A low BUN/creatinine ratio is mainly caused by many factors. These include malnutrition, an extremely low protein diet, cirrhosis, pregnancy, and severe muscle injury, among others.
Renal disease may present in many ways, including: (1) the screening of asymptomatic individuals; (2) with symptoms and signs resulting from renal dysfunction; and (3) with symptoms and signs of an underlying disease, often systemic, which has resulted in renal dysfunction.History and clinical signs-in many cases these are nonspecific or not apparent, and detection of renal disease relies on a combination of clinical suspicion and simple investigations, including urinalysis (by dipstick for proteinuria and haematuria, with quantification of proteinuria most conveniently performed by estimation of the albumin:creatinine ratio, ACR, or protein:creatinine ratio, PCR) and estimation of renal function (by measurement of serum creatinine, expressed as estimated glomerular filtration rate, eGFR)....
Hi everyone, I had Good Pasture Syndrome at age 11 and as a result, my kidneys were damaged. I am currently 41 (M) and have an eGFR of 32. My creatinine is 202 and I am quite stressed about my declining function and increasing creatinine. My blood pressure is fine and I take Coversyl 4mg per day (just increased to 8mg to protect kidneys) and allopu...
How to treat for CKD with Creatinine 6.4 and Urine Infection? High creatinine level and urine infection are the very common symptoms for patients with CKD. There is no doubt that both of them are due to virulence factors cause kidney damage.
In most cases, high creatinine level is a common sign of kidney failure, which makes patients experience a lot of discomforts and poisoning symptoms. Creatinine 3.8 shows that you are already at stage 3 kidney failure. Recently. A number of patients are e
The purpose of this study was to determine the number of prescribed antibiotics being appropriately adjusted and to assess antibiotics with the highest incorrect dosing based on the patients renal function according to distinguished guidelines. The study was conducted at a 446-bed university hospital. One hundred and fifty patients admitted through different wards of the hospital were included in the study. Demographic data were extracted and creatinine clearance was calculated using either Cockcroft-Gault (C&G) or Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula. In patients with creatinine clearances less than 50 mL/min, antibiotic dosages were compared with guideline dose recommendations to judge whether they were correctly adjusted. Two hundreds and ninety-one instructions (79.9%) of 364 antibiotic prescriptions required dosage adjustment based on the patients renal condition. These adjustments were rationally performed in 43.7% and 61.4% of prescriptions, according to the two guidelines used.
Creatinine is a test to tell how well your kidneys work. Learn about its symptoms, causes, treatment, diet, exercise now! Get the guideline to lower high creatinine level naturally.
Vomiting is a kind of digestive problems which usually occurs as the complication of Chronic Kidney Disease. Actually, in case of CKD, high creatinine level can cause the discomfort. Well then, how does it cause vomiting? How to deal with th
A 24-hour urine collection test is a laboratory test to measure the content of certain substances in the urine, which can be used a diagnostic indicator of the function of the kidneys.
Creatinine levels can tell a patient a great deal about their kidney function. What do you, as a nurse, need to know about this level in order to care for your patient? What are the normal ranges and when should you be concerned?
Dec 27, 2013. The patient subsequently required maintenance hemodialysis and later changed. creatinine level is relatively constant and its value is used.
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Creatinine. *Hematocrit. *White blood cell count. *Glasgow Coma Scale. These were measured during the first 24 hours after ...
A basic metabolic panel measures sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), magnesium, creatinine, ...
BUN-to-creatinine ratio: A BUN to creatinine ratio is used to predict various conditions. A high BUN/creatinine ratio can occur ... A low BUN/creatinine ratio can indicate a low protein diet, celiac disease, rhabdomyolysis, or cirrhosis of the liver.[90][91] ... Walder A, Baumann P (2008). "Increased creatinine kinase and rhabdomyolysis in anorexia nervosa". The International Journal of ...
Basic lab tests may include a CBC, chem-7 (look for creatinine), muscle enzyme, liver function tests, ESR, hepatitis seroloties ... elevated serum BUN (, 40 mg/dL) or serum creatinine (, 1.5 mg/dL) ...
... is defined as a protein/creatinine ratio greater than 45 mg/mmol (which is equivalent to albumin/creatinine ratio ... This is termed the protein/creatinine ratio. The 2005 UK Chronic Kidney Disease guidelines state that protein/creatinine ratio ... Alternatively, the concentration of protein in the urine may be compared to the creatinine level in a spot urine sample. ...
Its serum level is independent of muscle mass, making more accurate at estimating GFR than creatinine serum levels.[citation ... To stage the degree of damage in this (and any) kidney disease, the serum creatinine is determined and used to calculate the ... The value of the serum creatininecan be used to calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), which reflects the ... Urinary albumin excretion can also be measured by urinary albumin/creatinine ratio in a spot urine sample, which is as accurate ...
Creatinine height ratio, estimating protein in body composition. Places[edit]. *An abbreviation for the U.S. city of Chicago, ...
The value of the serum creatinine can be used to calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), which reflects the ... To stage the degree of damage in this (and any) kidney disease, the serum creatinine is determined and used to calculate the ... and a blood test called the serum creatinine. The amount of the proteinuria is a reflection of the degree of damage to any ...
The hypersecretion of uric acid can be detected with a high urine uric acid - creatinine ratio , 1.0, compared to a value of ... These factors include elevated baseline serum creatinine, kidney failure, dehydration, and other issues affecting urinary flow ... A grading scale (0-5) is used depending on the presence of lab TLS, serum creatinine, arrhythmias, or seizures. ...
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Acute: Decreased urine production, increased serum creatinine[2]. Chronic:Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) , 15[6]. ... The type of renal failure is differentiated by the trend in the serum creatinine; other factors that may help differentiate ... A serum creatinine level, a simple blood test, is needed to use the calculator.) ... typically measured by serum creatinine. Like AKI, AoCRF can be difficult to distinguish from chronic kidney disease if the ...
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... creatinine > 1.6 mg/dl, creatinine clearance < 50 ml/min, renal failure, thromboembolic phenomena, and ARDS. Ovarian ... Criteria for severe OHSS include enlarged ovary, ascites, hematocrit > 45%, WBC > 15,000, oliguria, creatinine 1.0-1.5 mg/dl, ... creatinine clearance > 50 ml/min, liver dysfunction, and anasarca. Critical OHSS includes enlarged ovary, tense ascites with ...
Blood tests are performed for electrolytes (sodium, potassium) and markers of renal function (creatinine, urea). Liver enzymes ...
Wyss M, Kaddurah-Daouk R (July 2000). "Creatine and creatinine metabolism". Physiol. Rev. 80 (3): 1107-213. PMID 10893433. ...
Wyss M, Kaddurah-Daouk R (July 2000). "Creatine and creatinine metabolism". Physiological Reviews. 80 (3): 1107-213. PMID ...
Wyss M, Kaddurah-Daouk R (2000). "Creatine and creatinine metabolism". Physiol. Rev. 80 (3): 1107-213. PMID 10893433. Finsterer ...
The most prevalent of these contaminants was creatinine, a breakdown product of creatine also produced by the body. Creatinine ... Creatinine loss averages approximately 2 g (14.6 mmol) for 70 kg males in the 20- to 39-year age group. ... Table 1 Comparison ... Hülsemann J, Manz F, Wember T, Schöch G; Manz; Wember; Schöch (1987). "[Administration of creatine and creatinine with breast ... 2014a) Cannan, R. K.; Shore, A. (1928). "The creatine-creatinine equilibrium. The apparent dissociation constants of creatine ...
Wyss M, Kaddurah-Daouk R (July 2000). "Creatine and creatinine metabolism". Physiol. Rev. 80 (3): 1107-213. PMID 10893433. ... "Guanidinoacetate and creatine plus creatinine assessment in physiologic fluids: an effective diagnostic tool for the ...
Electrolytes and urea levels may also be analysed at the same time as creatinine (EUC test) in order to evaluate renal function ... Then a Creatinine Clearance CCr test will evaluate renal function particularly the glomerular filtration capacity.[27] ... Creatinine formation is a result of the breakdown of muscular tissue, it is transported in the blood and eliminated in urine. ... The ratio between urinary concentrations of albumin and creatinin can be used in the absence of a 24-hour urine test for total ...
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Another symptom is renal failure where the creatinine level shoots very high and urine output becomes negligible. In most cases ...
creatinine + H2O ⇌ {\displaystyle \rightleftharpoons } creatine Thus, the two substrates of this enzyme are creatinine and H2O ... The systematic name of this enzyme class is creatinine amidohydrolase. This enzyme is also called creatinine hydrolase. This ... In enzymology, a creatininase (EC 3.5.2.10) is an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of creatinine to creatine, which can ... Yamamoto K, Oka M, Kikuchi T, Emi S (1995). "Cloning of the creatinine amidohydrolase gene from Pseudomonas sp. PS-7". Biosci. ...
The creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are ... The creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are ... Creatinine is removed from the body entirely by the kidneys. If kidney function is not normal, the creatinine level in your ... Women often have a lower creatinine level than men. This is because women often have less muscle mass than men. Creatinine ...
Plasma creatinine. Measuring serum creatinine is a simple test and it is the most commonly used indicator of renal function. ... BUN-to-creatinine ratio (the ratio of blood urea nitrogen to creatinine) can indicate other problems besides those intrinsic to ... Therefore, creatinine levels in blood and urine may be used to calculate the creatinine clearance (CrCl), which reflects the ... Vegetarians have been shown to have lower creatinine levels.[1]. There exists several tautomers of creatinine. Ordered by ...
Low levels of creatinine in the urine may point to a kidney disease, certain muscular and neuromuscular disorders, or an ... Urine Test: Creatinine. Resources. Please Note: By clicking a link to any resource listed on this page, you will be leaving ...
The test compares the creatinine level in urine with the creatinine level in blood. ... The creatinine clearance test helps provide information about how well the kidneys are working. ... By comparing the creatinine level in urine with the creatinine level in blood, the creatinine clearance test estimates the ... Creatinine is removed, or cleared, from the body entirely by the kidneys. If kidney function is abnormal, creatinine level ...
Urine creatinine levels can be used as a screening test to evaluate kidney function, or can be part of the creatinine ... A measurement of the serum creatinine level is often used to evaluate kidney function. ... Urine creatinine levels can be used as a screening test to evaluate kidney function, or can be part of the creatinine clearance ... A measurement of the serum creatinine level is often used to evaluate kidney function. ...
The creatinine urine test measures the amount of creatinine in urine. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are ... The creatinine urine test measures the amount of creatinine in urine. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are ... Creatinine is removed by the body entirely by the kidneys. If kidney function is not normal, creatinine level in your urine ... Creatinine is a chemical waste product of creatine. Creatine is a chemical the body makes to supply energy, mainly to muscles. ...
Creatinine is a normal chemical waste product that is produced when the body uses muscle metabolism. It is a byproduct of ... How the high blood creatinine can be calculated? In order to measure blood creatinine, Serum Creatinine test can be helpful. ... What can be the best way to cure high creatinine? In order to reduce high creatinine, Ayurvedic treatment is the best way. ... In high creatinine condition, if your creatinine is rising due to poor kidney functionality then Ayurvedic treatment aims to ...
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Low levels of creatinine in the urine may point to a kidney disease, certain muscular and neuromuscular disorders, or an ... A urine creatinine test measures the amount of creatinine in the urine. It can be done on its own or with other tests that ... The bloodstream carries creatinine to the kidneys, which filter it out of the blood, then creatinine passes out of the body in ... A creatinine clearance test measures how much creatinine is passed in the urine over several hours. A blood test to measure the ...
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... normal urine creatinine levels fall between 0.8 and 1.8 grams per day, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center ... What Are Normal Urine Creatinine Levels? By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 1:05:06 AM ET ... For men, normal urine creatinine levels fall between 0.8 and 1.8 grams per day, according to the University of Rochester ... Urine creatinine levels may fluctuate depending on race, muscle mass and certain medications. ...
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For children, referral should occur at much lower creatinine levels. A serum creatinine level of 150 micro mol/L in a 6- to 10- ... For example, urgent consultation is needed if the creatinine level is rising or if a creatinine level above 300 micro mol/L has ... Elevated levels of serum creatinine. David C. Mendelssohn, Brendan J. Barrett, Larry M. Brownscombe, Jean Ethier, David E. ... Elevated levels of serum creatinine. David C. Mendelssohn, Brendan J. Barrett, Larry M. Brownscombe, Jean Ethier, David E. ...
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Creatinine (/kriˈætɪnɪn/ or /kriˈætɪniːn/; from Greek: κρέας, translit. kreas, lit. flesh) is a breakdown product of creatine ... Serum creatinineEdit. Measuring serum creatinine is a simple test, and it is the most commonly used indicator of renal function ... One mg/dL of creatinine is 88.4 μmol/L. The typical human reference ranges for serum creatinine are 0.5 to 1.0 mg/dL (about 45- ... BUN-to-creatinine ratio (the ratio of blood urea nitrogen to creatinine) can indicate other problems besides those intrinsic to ...
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  • Creatinine Test Kit (enzymatic), Wavelength: 340 nm. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) laboratory analyzed the serum creatinine specimens using a Roche coupled enzymatic assay (creatininase, creatinase, sarcosine oxidase, kits # 1775677 and 1775766) performed on a Roche P Module instrument. (cdc.gov)
  • Meanwhile, he said, specimens from people with diabetes show fairly common positive interferences with some Jaffe methods, but not with enzymatic methods for creatinine. (aacc.org)
  • One of these, an automated dry-slide enzymatic method, measures ammonia generated when creatinine is hydrolyzed by creatinine iminohydrolase. (wikipedia.org)
  • In simple words, we can say that kidneys manage the level of creatinine in the blood. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Other factors that may affect the level of creatinine in the blood include body size, activity level and medications. (davita.com)
  • They generally do not correlate with the level of creatinine in the blood. (rxlist.com)
  • A creatinine level measures the level of creatinine in the blood, which is an indication of proper kidney function, states MedlinePlus. (reference.com)
  • The potential benefits of earlier referral to a nephrologist of patients with elevated levels of serum creatinine include identifying and treating reversible causes of renal failure, slowing the rate of decline associated with progressive renal insufficiency, managing the coexisting conditions associated with chronic renal failure and facilitating efficient entry into dialysis programs for all patients who might benefit. (cmaj.ca)
  • hello my name ayman age 16 dialysis from 2 years creatinine level 13.4 My health is bad. (medhelp.org)
  • I didn't go on dialysis until my creatinine was about 10 or 11. (healthboards.com)
  • Hi, I know the subject has been discussed on here but can anyone say whether they think I should have dialysis (the docs want me to) as my creatinine levels are over 600 which is about 6. (healingwell.com)
  • However, creatinine is just one of many factors considered when deciding whether or not to recommend dialysis treatment. (davita.com)
  • For patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), dialysis is associated with better survival among those with higher creatinine levels, but higher mortality for those with lower levels, researchers found. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In a single-center study, risk of death with dialysis initiation fell by about 20% with each mg/dL increase in creatinine ( P =0.001), Perry Wilson, MD , of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology . (medpagetoday.com)
  • They found that as serum creatinine increased, the risk of death with dialysis initiation fell by 20% for each mg/dL increase in creatinine levels ( P =0.001). (medpagetoday.com)
  • Among patients with creatinine levels above 4.2 mg/dL, 57% of those who weren't on dialysis died, compared with 47% of those who did get dialysis ( P =0.05). (medpagetoday.com)
  • And among patients with creatinine levels below 2.8 mg/dL, 64% of those who didn't get dialysis died during hospitalization compared with 78% who did go on dialysis ( P =0.005). (medpagetoday.com)
  • Conversely, patients who initiate dialysis at a low creatinine do worse than matched patients who do not initiate dialysis at a low creatinine. (medpagetoday.com)