Laboratory tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working through examination of blood and urine.
Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.
Blood tests that are used to evaluate how well a patient's liver is working and also to help diagnose liver conditions.
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.
Pathological processes of the KIDNEY or its component tissues.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
An extracellular cystatin subtype that is abundantly expressed in bodily fluids. It may play a role in the inhibition of interstitial CYSTEINE PROTEASES.
Creatinine is a waste product that's generated from muscle metabolism, typically filtered through the kidneys and released in urine, with increased levels in blood indicating impaired kidney function.
The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.
Blood tests used to evaluate the functioning of the thyroid gland.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Tests based on the biochemistry and physiology of the exocrine pancreas and involving analysis of blood, duodenal contents, feces, or urine for products of pancreatic secretion.
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.
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.
The presence of albumin in the urine, an indicator of KIDNEY DISEASES.

Renal function tests: what do they mean? A review of renal anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. (1/2131)

Renal physiology, biochemistry, and anatomy are reviewed. For the most part, those aspects of these disciplines will be discussed which relate directly to the question of the evaluation of nephrotoxicity. In addition, emphasis is placed on those procedures and techniques which are useful in the evaluation of nephrotoxicity. A detailed discussion of histological and anatomical considerations is not given, since this is probably the least useful criterion for evaluation of renal damage. This information is intended as background for the remainder of the symposium which will be directed toward an understanding of specific nephrotoxicity phenomena.  (+info)

Effect of fasting on temporal variation in the nephrotoxicity of amphotericin B in rats. (2/2131)

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)

Mechanism for the posture-specific plasma volume increase after a single intense exercise protocol. (3/2131)

To test the hypothesis that exercise-induced hypervolemia is a posture-dependent process, we measured plasma volume, plasma albumin content, and renal function in seven healthy subjects for 22 h after single upright (Up) or supine (Sup) intense (85% peak oxygen consumption rate) exercise. This posture was maintained for 5 h after exercise. Plasma volume decreased during exercise but returned to control levels by 5 h of recovery in both postures. By 22 h of recovery, plasma volume increased 2.4 +/- 0.8 ml/kg in Up but decreased 2.1 +/- 0.8 ml/kg in Sup. The plasma volume expansion in Up was accompanied by an increase in plasma albumin content (0.11 +/- 0.04 g/kg; P < 0.05). Plasma albumin content was unchanged in Sup. Urine volume and sodium clearance were lower in Up than Sup (P < 0.05) by 5 h of recovery. These data suggest that increased plasma albumin content contributes to the acute phase of exercise-induced hypervolemia. More importantly, the mechanism by which exercise influences the distribution of albumin between extra- and intravascular stores after exercise is altered by posture and is unknown. We speculate that factors associated with postural changes (e.g., central venous pressure) modify the increase in plasma albumin content and the plasma volume expansion after exercise.  (+info)

P2 purinoceptor saturation by adenosine triphosphate impairs renal autoregulation in dogs. (4/2131)

Recent studies have suggested a role for P2 purinoceptors on vascular smooth muscle cells in the mechanism of renal autoregulation. Experiments were performed in anesthetized dogs (n = 9) to examine renal blood flow (RBF) autoregulatory efficiency before and after saturation of P2 purinoceptors with acute intra-arterial administration of ATP (1 mg/kg per min). Dogs were pretreated with the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor nitro-L-arginine (NLA) (50 microg/kg per min), to avoid endothelial P2 receptor-mediated effects on nitric oxide release caused by the intra-arterial ATP infusions. NLA treatment decreased RBF (5.3+/-0.3 to 3.6+/-0.2 ml/min per g) and sodium excretion (3.6+/-0.4 to 0.9+/-0.2 ml/min per g) without producing significant changes in GFR (0.92+/-0.04 to 0.90+/-0.06 ml/min per g) or RBF autoregulatory efficiency. ATP administration to NLA-treated dogs resulted in further decreases in RBF (2.8+/-0.2 ml/min per g), GFR (0.58+/-0.05 ml/min per g), and sodium excretion (0.6+/-0.2 micromol/min per g). In addition, there was marked impairment of RBF autoregulatory efficiency during ATP infusion. The slopes of the arterial pressure-blood flow relationships at renal arterial pressures of >75 mmHg were significantly altered, from 0.003+/-0.001 to 0.2+/-0.002 ml/min per g per mmHg. Discontinuation of ATP infusion restored RBF autoregulatory efficiency. Norepinephrine (5 microg/kg per min) administration in these NLA-treated dogs decreased RBF (2.5+/-0.3 ml/min per g; n = 4) to a similar extent, compared with ATP, but did not impair RBF autoregulation. These results support the hypothesis that P2 purinoceptors may be involved in mediating autoregulatory adjustments in renal vascular resistance.  (+info)

Role of xanthine oxidase in passive Heymann nephritis in rats. (5/2131)

Passive Heymann nephritis (PHN) in rats is a model of human membranous nephropathy characterized by formation of subepithelial immune deposits in the glomerular capillary wall and complement activation. Oxygen radicals have been implicated in the subsequent glomerular damage which leads to proteinuria. This study examines the involvement of xanthine oxidase in this process. Xanthine oxidase activity was increased nearly twofold in glomeruli isolated 1 and 12 d after induction of PHN, and this was associated with increased glomerular superoxide anion generation. Analysis of glomerular samples by Northern and Western blotting revealed no quantitative changes in xanthine oxidoreductase expression in PHN, suggesting conversion of xanthine dehydrogenase to the oxidase form as the cause of increased activity. Treatment of rats with tungsten, an inhibitor of xanthine oxidase, before induction of PHN resulted in a marked decrease in glomerular xanthine oxidase activity and superoxide anion generation, and decreased proteinuria by 80% (day 12: 423+/-245 mg/d in PHN versus 78+/-53 mg/d in tungsten-treated PHN animals, P < 0.01). These findings point to a pivotal role of xanthine oxidase in the pathophysiology of PHN and could be of importance in the therapy of human membranous nephropathy.  (+info)

Renal function in high-output heart failure in rats: role of endogenous natriuretic peptides. (6/2131)

The physiologic and pathophysiologic importance of natriuretic peptides (NP) has been imperfectly defined. The diminished renal responses to exogenous atrial NP in heart failure have led to the perception that the endogenous NP system might be less effective and thus contribute to renal sodium retention in heart failure. This study tests the hypothesis that in experimental heart failure, the renal responses to an acute volume load are still dependent on the NP system. The specific antagonist HS-142-1 was used to block the effects of NP in a model of high-output heart failure induced by an aortocaval shunt. Plasma cGMP levels and renal cGMP excretion were significantly lower in shunted and sham-operated rats receiving HS-142-1, compared with vehicle-treated controls, indicating effective blockade of guanylate cyclase-coupled receptors. Baseline sodium excretion and urine flow rate were lower in HS-142-1-treated sham-operated rats (15.2+/-1.1 microl/min versus 27.5+/-3.1 microl/min with vehicle, P < 0.001) and in HS-142-1-treated shunted rats (8.1+/-1.3 microl/min versus 19.9+/-2.3 microl/min with vehicle, P < 0.001). After an acute volume load, the diuretic and natriuretic responses were attenuated by HS-142-1 in control and shunted rats. The renal responses were reduced by HS-142-1 to a significantly greater extent in shunted rats than in control rats. HS-142-1 did not induce any significant systemic hemodynamic changes in either group, nor did it alter renal blood flow. However, the GFR in HS-142-1-treated shunted rats was lower than that in vehicle-treated shunted rats, both at baseline (0.6+/-0.3 ml/min versus 2.1+/-0.4 ml/min with vehicle, P < 0.05) and after an acute volume load (1.2+/-0.4 ml/min versus 2.6+/-0.4 ml/min with vehicle, P = 0.01), whereas no such effect was observed in control rats. These data indicate that the maintenance of basal renal function and the responses to acute volume loading are dependent on the NP system. The NP seem to be of particular importance for the maintenance of GFR in this model of experimental heart failure. These observations provide new insights into the importance of the renal NP system in heart failure.  (+info)

Asymmetric dimethylarginine plasma concentrations differ in patients with end-stage renal disease: relationship to treatment method and atherosclerotic disease. (7/2131)

Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase. Its concentration is elevated in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), in part because it is excreted via the kidneys. In this study, the plasma concentrations of ADMA, symmetric dimethylarginine, and L-arginine were determined in relation to plasma nitrate levels (as an index of NO formation) for a group of 80 patients with ESRD. The effects of two treatment methods, i.e., hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), and the role of the presence of atherosclerotic disease were evaluated. Forty-three patients receiving HD and 37 patients receiving PD were compared with healthy control subjects. Plasma L-arginine and dimethylarginine levels were determined by HPLC, using precolumn derivatization with o-phthaldialdehyde. Plasma nitrate levels were determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Predialysis ADMA concentrations in HD-treated patients were approximately sixfold higher than those in the control group (6.0+/-0.5 versus 1.0+/-0.1 micromol/L; P < 0.05). Plasma nitrate concentrations were significantly lower in HD-treated patients, which suggests that ADMA may inhibit NO synthase. In contrast, plasma ADMA levels and nitrate concentrations in PD-treated patients were similar to those in control subjects. Plasma L-arginine concentrations were not significantly decreased in patients with ESRD. ADMA concentrations were significantly decreased 5 h after HD, compared with baseline values. ADMA levels were significantly higher in HD-treated patients with manifest atherosclerotic disease than in HD-treated patients without atherosclerotic disease (7.31+/-0.70 versus 3.95+/-0.52 micromol/L; P < 0.05). This study confirms that ADMA is accumulated in ESRD. PD-treated patients exhibit significantly lower ADMA levels than do HD-treated patients. Accumulation of ADMA may be a risk factor for the development of endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease in patients with ESRD.  (+info)

Quantifying the effect of changes in the hemodialysis prescription on effective solute removal with a mathematical model. (8/2131)

One potential benefit of chronic hemodialysis (HD) regimens of longer duration or greater frequency than typical three-times-weekly schedules is enhanced solute removal over a relatively wide molecular weight spectrum of uremic toxins. This study assesses the effect of variations in HD frequency (F: per week), duration (T: min per treatment), and blood/dialysate flow rates (QB/QD: ml/min) on steady-state concentration profiles of five surrogates: urea (U), creatinine (Cr), vancomycin (V), inulin (I), and beta2-microglobulin (beta2M). The regimens assessed for an anephric 70-kg patient were: A (standard): F = 3, T = 240, QB = 350, QD = 600; B (daily/short-time): F = 7, T = 100, QB = 350, QD = 600; C/D/E (low-flow/long-time): F = 3/5/7, T = 480, QB = 300, QD = 100. HD was simulated with a variable-volume double-pool model, which was solved by numerical integration (Runge-Kutta method). Endogenous generation rates (G) for U, Cr, and beta2M were 6.25, 1.0, and 0.17 mg/min, respectively; constant infusion rates for V and I of 0.2 and 0.3 mg/min, respectively, were used to simulate middle molecule (MM) G values. Intercompartment clearances of 600, 275, 125, 90, and 40 ml/min were used for U, Cr, V, I, and beta2M, respectively, For each solute/regimen combination, the equivalent renal clearance (EKR: ml/min) was calculated as a dimensionless value normalized to the regimen A EKR, which was 13.4, 10.8, 6.6, 3.7, and 4.8 ml/min for U, Cr, V, I, and beta2M, respectively. For regimens B, C, D, and E, respectively, these normalized EKR values were U: 1.04, 0.96, 1.58, and 2.22; Cr: 1.03, 1.08, 1.80, and 2.55; V: 1.06, 1.32, 2.21, and 3.12; I: 1.05, 1.54, 2.57, and 3.62; beta2M: 1.00, 1.27, 1.73, and 2.19. The extent of post-HD rebound (%) was highest for regimens A and B, ranging from 16% (urea) to 50% (inulin), and lowest for regimen E, ranging from 6% (urea) to 28% (beta2M). The following conclusions can be made: (1) Relative to a standard three-times-weekly HD regimen of approximately the same total (weekly) treatment duration, a daily/short-time regimen results in modest (3 to 6%) increases in effective small solute and MM removal. (2) Relative to a standard three-times-weekly HD regimen, a three-times-weekly low-flow/long-time regimen results in comparable effective small solute removal and progressive increases in MM and beta2M removal. A daily low-flow/long-time regimen substantially increases the effective removal of all solutes.  (+info)

Kidney function tests (KFTs) are a group of diagnostic tests that evaluate how well your kidneys are functioning by measuring the levels of various substances in the blood and urine. The tests typically assess the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is an indicator of how efficiently the kidneys filter waste from the blood, as well as the levels of electrolytes, waste products, and proteins in the body.

Some common KFTs include:

1. Serum creatinine: A waste product that's produced by normal muscle breakdown and is excreted by the kidneys. Elevated levels may indicate reduced kidney function.
2. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN): Another waste product that's produced when protein is broken down and excreted by the kidneys. Increased BUN levels can suggest impaired kidney function.
3. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR): A calculation based on serum creatinine, age, sex, and race that estimates the GFR and provides a more precise assessment of kidney function than creatinine alone.
4. Urinalysis: An examination of a urine sample to detect abnormalities such as protein, blood, or bacteria that may indicate kidney disease.
5. Electrolyte levels: Measurement of sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate in the blood to ensure they're properly balanced, which is essential for normal kidney function.

KFTs are often ordered as part of a routine check-up or when kidney disease is suspected based on symptoms or other diagnostic tests. Regular monitoring of kidney function can help detect and manage kidney disease early, potentially preventing or slowing down its progression.

A kidney, in medical terms, is one of two bean-shaped organs located in the lower back region of the body. They are essential for maintaining homeostasis within the body by performing several crucial functions such as:

1. Regulation of water and electrolyte balance: Kidneys help regulate the amount of water and various electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and calcium in the bloodstream to maintain a stable internal environment.

2. Excretion of waste products: They filter waste products from the blood, including urea (a byproduct of protein metabolism), creatinine (a breakdown product of muscle tissue), and other harmful substances that result from normal cellular functions or external sources like medications and toxins.

3. Endocrine function: Kidneys produce several hormones with important roles in the body, such as erythropoietin (stimulates red blood cell production), renin (regulates blood pressure), and calcitriol (activated form of vitamin D that helps regulate calcium homeostasis).

4. pH balance regulation: Kidneys maintain the proper acid-base balance in the body by excreting either hydrogen ions or bicarbonate ions, depending on whether the blood is too acidic or too alkaline.

5. Blood pressure control: The kidneys play a significant role in regulating blood pressure through the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), which constricts blood vessels and promotes sodium and water retention to increase blood volume and, consequently, blood pressure.

Anatomically, each kidney is approximately 10-12 cm long, 5-7 cm wide, and 3 cm thick, with a weight of about 120-170 grams. They are surrounded by a protective layer of fat and connected to the urinary system through the renal pelvis, ureters, bladder, and urethra.

Liver function tests (LFTs) are a group of blood tests that are used to assess the functioning and health of the liver. These tests measure the levels of various enzymes, proteins, and waste products that are produced or metabolized by the liver. Some common LFTs include:

1. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT): An enzyme found primarily in the liver, ALT is released into the bloodstream in response to liver cell damage. Elevated levels of ALT may indicate liver injury or disease.
2. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST): Another enzyme found in various tissues, including the liver, heart, and muscles. Like ALT, AST is released into the bloodstream following tissue damage. High AST levels can be a sign of liver damage or other medical conditions.
3. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP): An enzyme found in several organs, including the liver, bile ducts, and bones. Elevated ALP levels may indicate a blockage in the bile ducts, liver disease, or bone disorders.
4. Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT): An enzyme found mainly in the liver, pancreas, and biliary system. Increased GGT levels can suggest liver disease, alcohol consumption, or the use of certain medications.
5. Bilirubin: A yellowish pigment produced when hemoglobin from red blood cells is broken down. Bilirubin is processed by the liver and excreted through bile. High bilirubin levels can indicate liver dysfunction, bile duct obstruction, or certain types of anemia.
6. Albumin: A protein produced by the liver that helps maintain fluid balance in the body and transports various substances in the blood. Low albumin levels may suggest liver damage, malnutrition, or kidney disease.
7. Total protein: A measure of all proteins present in the blood, including albumin and other types of proteins produced by the liver. Decreased total protein levels can indicate liver dysfunction or other medical conditions.

These tests are often ordered together as part of a routine health checkup or when evaluating symptoms related to liver function or disease. The results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings, medical history, and other diagnostic tests.

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a test used to check how well the kidneys are working. Specifically, it estimates how much blood passes through the glomeruli each minute. The glomeruli are the tiny fibers in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood. A lower GFR number means that the kidneys aren't working properly and may indicate kidney disease.

The GFR is typically calculated using a formula that takes into account the patient's serum creatinine level, age, sex, and race. The most commonly used formula is the CKD-EPI (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration) equation. A normal GFR is usually above 90 mL/min/1.73m2, but this can vary depending on the individual's age and other factors.

Kidney disease, also known as nephropathy or renal disease, refers to any functional or structural damage to the kidneys that impairs their ability to filter blood, regulate electrolytes, produce hormones, and maintain fluid balance. This damage can result from a wide range of causes, including diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, lupus, infections, drugs, toxins, and congenital or inherited disorders.

Depending on the severity and progression of the kidney damage, kidney diseases can be classified into two main categories: acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). AKI is a sudden and often reversible loss of kidney function that occurs over hours to days, while CKD is a progressive and irreversible decline in kidney function that develops over months or years.

Symptoms of kidney diseases may include edema, proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension, electrolyte imbalances, metabolic acidosis, anemia, and decreased urine output. Treatment options depend on the underlying cause and severity of the disease and may include medications, dietary modifications, dialysis, or kidney transplantation.

Respiratory Function Tests (RFTs) are a group of medical tests that measure how well your lungs take in and exhale air, and how well they transfer oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of your blood. They can help diagnose certain lung disorders, measure the severity of lung disease, and monitor response to treatment.

RFTs include several types of tests, such as:

1. Spirometry: This test measures how much air you can exhale and how quickly you can do it. It's often used to diagnose and monitor conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.
2. Lung volume testing: This test measures the total amount of air in your lungs. It can help diagnose restrictive lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis or sarcoidosis.
3. Diffusion capacity testing: This test measures how well oxygen moves from your lungs into your bloodstream. It's often used to diagnose and monitor conditions like pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, and other lung diseases that affect the ability of the lungs to transfer oxygen to the blood.
4. Bronchoprovocation testing: This test involves inhaling a substance that can cause your airways to narrow, such as methacholine or histamine. It's often used to diagnose and monitor asthma.
5. Exercise stress testing: This test measures how well your lungs and heart work together during exercise. It's often used to diagnose lung or heart disease.

Overall, Respiratory Function Tests are an important tool for diagnosing and managing a wide range of lung conditions.

Cystatin C is a protein produced by many cells in the body, including all types of nucleated cells. It is a member of the cysteine protease inhibitor family and functions as an endogenous inhibitor of cathepsins, which are proteases involved in various physiological and pathological processes such as extracellular matrix degradation, antigen presentation, and cell death.

Cystatin C is freely filtered by the glomeruli in the kidneys and almost completely reabsorbed and catabolized by the proximal tubules. Therefore, its serum concentration is a reliable marker of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and can be used to estimate kidney function.

Increased levels of cystatin C in the blood may indicate impaired kidney function or kidney disease, while decreased levels are less common and may be associated with hyperfiltration or overproduction of cystatin C. Measuring cystatin C levels can complement or supplement traditional methods for assessing kidney function, such as estimating GFR based on serum creatinine levels.

Creatinine is a waste product that's produced by your muscles and removed from your body by your kidneys. Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine, a compound found in meat and fish, as well as in the muscles of vertebrates, including humans.

In healthy individuals, the kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and eliminate it through urine. However, when the kidneys are not functioning properly, creatinine levels in the blood can rise. Therefore, measuring the amount of creatinine in the blood or urine is a common way to test how well the kidneys are working. High creatinine levels in the blood may indicate kidney damage or kidney disease.

Kidney transplantation is a surgical procedure where a healthy kidney from a deceased or living donor is implanted into a patient with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or permanent kidney failure. The new kidney takes over the functions of filtering waste and excess fluids from the blood, producing urine, and maintaining the body's electrolyte balance.

The transplanted kidney is typically placed in the lower abdomen, with its blood vessels connected to the recipient's iliac artery and vein. The ureter of the new kidney is then attached to the recipient's bladder to ensure proper urine flow. Following the surgery, the patient will require lifelong immunosuppressive therapy to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ by their immune system.

Thyroid function tests (TFTs) are a group of blood tests that assess the functioning of the thyroid gland, which is a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate metabolism, growth, and development in the body.

TFTs typically include the following tests:

1. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test: This test measures the level of TSH, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that regulates the production of thyroid hormones. High levels of TSH may indicate an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), while low levels may indicate an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
2. Thyroxine (T4) test: This test measures the level of T4, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. High levels of T4 may indicate hyperthyroidism, while low levels may indicate hypothyroidism.
3. Triiodothyronine (T3) test: This test measures the level of T3, another hormone produced by the thyroid gland. High levels of T3 may indicate hyperthyroidism, while low levels may indicate hypothyroidism.
4. Thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) test: This test measures the level of TPOAb, an antibody that attacks the thyroid gland and can cause hypothyroidism.
5. Thyroglobulin (Tg) test: This test measures the level of Tg, a protein produced by the thyroid gland. It is used to monitor the treatment of thyroid cancer.

These tests help diagnose and manage various thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, and thyroid cancer.

Acute kidney injury (AKI), also known as acute renal failure, is a rapid loss of kidney function that occurs over a few hours or days. It is defined as an increase in the serum creatinine level by 0.3 mg/dL within 48 hours or an increase in the creatinine level to more than 1.5 times baseline, which is known or presumed to have occurred within the prior 7 days, or a urine volume of less than 0.5 mL/kg per hour for six hours.

AKI can be caused by a variety of conditions, including decreased blood flow to the kidneys, obstruction of the urinary tract, exposure to toxic substances, and certain medications. Symptoms of AKI may include decreased urine output, fluid retention, electrolyte imbalances, and metabolic acidosis. Treatment typically involves addressing the underlying cause of the injury and providing supportive care, such as dialysis, to help maintain kidney function until the injury resolves.

Chronic kidney failure, also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5 or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is a permanent loss of kidney function that occurs gradually over a period of months to years. It is defined as a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of less than 15 ml/min, which means the kidneys are filtering waste and excess fluids at less than 15% of their normal capacity.

CKD can be caused by various underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, and recurrent kidney infections. Over time, the damage to the kidneys can lead to a buildup of waste products and fluids in the body, which can cause a range of symptoms including fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and confusion.

Treatment for chronic kidney failure typically involves managing the underlying condition, making lifestyle changes such as following a healthy diet, and receiving supportive care such as dialysis or a kidney transplant to replace lost kidney function.

Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI) is a medical condition characterized by a gradual and progressive loss of kidney function over a period of months or years. It is also known as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The main function of the kidneys is to filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood, which are then excreted in the urine. When the kidneys become insufficient, these waste products and fluids accumulate in the body, leading to various complications.

CRI is defined as a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of less than 60 ml/min/1.73m2 for three months or more, regardless of cause. GFR is a measure of kidney function that estimates how well the kidneys are filtering waste products from the blood. The condition is classified into five stages based on the severity of the disease and the GFR value.

Stage 1: GFR greater than or equal to 90 ml/min/1.73m2
Stage 2: GFR between 60-89 ml/min/1.73m2
Stage 3: GFR between 30-59 ml/min/1.73m2
Stage 4: GFR between 15-29 ml/min/1.73m2
Stage 5: GFR less than 15 ml/min/1.73m2 or dialysis

CRI can be caused by various underlying conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, and other genetic or acquired disorders. Symptoms of CRI may include fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, swelling in the legs and ankles, shortness of breath, and changes in urination patterns. Treatment for CRI focuses on slowing down the progression of the disease, managing symptoms, and preventing complications. This may involve lifestyle modifications, medication, dialysis, or kidney transplantation.

Kidney tubules are the structural and functional units of the kidney responsible for reabsorption, secretion, and excretion of various substances. They are part of the nephron, which is the basic unit of the kidney's filtration and reabsorption process.

There are three main types of kidney tubules:

1. Proximal tubule: This is the initial segment of the kidney tubule that receives the filtrate from the glomerulus. It is responsible for reabsorbing approximately 65% of the filtrate, including water, glucose, amino acids, and electrolytes.
2. Loop of Henle: This U-shaped segment of the tubule consists of a thin descending limb, a thin ascending limb, and a thick ascending limb. The loop of Henle helps to concentrate urine by creating an osmotic gradient that allows water to be reabsorbed in the collecting ducts.
3. Distal tubule: This is the final segment of the kidney tubule before it empties into the collecting duct. It is responsible for fine-tuning the concentration of electrolytes and pH balance in the urine by selectively reabsorbing or secreting substances such as sodium, potassium, chloride, and hydrogen ions.

Overall, kidney tubules play a critical role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, regulating acid-base balance, and removing waste products from the body.

Pancreatic function tests are a group of medical tests that are used to assess the functionality and health of the pancreas. The pancreas is a vital organ located in the abdomen, which has two main functions: an exocrine function, where it releases digestive enzymes into the small intestine to help break down food; and an endocrine function, where it produces hormones such as insulin and glucagon that regulate blood sugar levels.

Pancreatic function tests typically involve measuring the levels of digestive enzymes in the blood or stool, or assessing the body's ability to digest and absorb certain nutrients. Some common pancreatic function tests include:

1. Serum amylase and lipase tests: These tests measure the levels of digestive enzymes called amylase and lipase in the blood. Elevated levels of these enzymes may indicate pancreatitis or other conditions affecting the pancreas.
2. Fecal elastase test: This test measures the level of elastase, an enzyme produced by the pancreas, in a stool sample. Low levels of elastase may indicate exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), a condition where the pancreas is not producing enough digestive enzymes.
3. Secretin stimulation test: This test involves administering a medication called secretin, which stimulates the pancreas to release digestive enzymes. The levels of these enzymes are then measured in the blood or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).
4. Fat absorption tests: These tests involve measuring the amount of fat that is absorbed from a meal. High levels of fat in the stool may indicate EPI.
5. Glucose tolerance test: This test involves measuring blood sugar levels after consuming a sugary drink. Low levels of insulin or high levels of glucose may indicate diabetes or other endocrine disorders affecting the pancreas.

Overall, pancreatic function tests are important tools for diagnosing and monitoring conditions that affect the pancreas, such as pancreatitis, EPI, and diabetes.

Renal insufficiency, also known as kidney failure, is a medical condition in which the kidneys are unable to properly filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood. This results in a buildup of these substances in the body, which can cause a variety of symptoms such as weakness, shortness of breath, and fluid retention. Renal insufficiency can be acute, meaning it comes on suddenly, or chronic, meaning it develops over time. It is typically diagnosed through blood tests, urine tests, and imaging studies. Treatment may include medications to control symptoms, dietary changes, and in severe cases, dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Cystatins are a group of proteins that inhibit cysteine proteases, which are enzymes that break down other proteins. Cystatins are found in various biological fluids and tissues, including tears, saliva, seminal plasma, and urine. They play an important role in regulating protein catabolism and protecting cells from excessive protease activity. There are three main types of cystatins: type 1 (cystatin C), type 2 (cystatin M, cystatin N, and fetuin), and type 3 (kininogens). Abnormal levels of cystatins have been associated with various pathological conditions, such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and inflammatory disorders.

Albuminuria is a medical condition that refers to the presence of albumin in the urine. Albumin is a type of protein normally found in the blood, but not in the urine. When the kidneys are functioning properly, they prevent large proteins like albumin from passing through into the urine. However, when the kidneys are damaged or not working correctly, such as in nephrotic syndrome or other kidney diseases, small amounts of albumin can leak into the urine.

The amount of albumin in the urine is often measured in milligrams per liter (mg/L) or in a spot urine sample, as the albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR). A small amount of albumin in the urine is called microalbuminuria, while a larger amount is called macroalbuminuria or proteinuria. The presence of albuminuria can indicate kidney damage and may be a sign of underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is important to monitor and manage albuminuria to prevent further kidney damage and potential complications.

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  • What Is Hypertension-Induced Chronic Kidney Disease? (medicinenet.com)
  • Hypertension -induced chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-standing kidney condition that develops over time due to persistent or uncontrolled high blood pressure ( hypertension ). (medicinenet.com)
  • What are the signs and symptoms of hypertension-induced chronic kidney disease? (medicinenet.com)
  • Early chronic kidney disease (CKD) also may not have symptoms. (medicinenet.com)
  • How do doctors diagnose hypertension-induced chronic kidney disease? (medicinenet.com)
  • Anyone who has high blood pressure is more likely to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the absence of treatment. (medicinenet.com)
  • There is no cure for hypertension-induced chronic kidney disease (CKD). (medicinenet.com)
  • Understanding your kidney function can be really useful if you are experiencing chronic fatigue, changes in urination frequency, taking anti-inflammatory medication, suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes or have a family history of kidney infection or kidney stones. (bebiosure.com)
  • You should take the test if you experience chronic fatigue, changes in urination frequency, irregular heartbeat, fluid retention, and shortness of breath. (xanamedtec.com)
  • Third International Workshop on Chronic Kidney Diseases of Uncertain/Non-traditional Etiology in Mesoamerica and Other Regions, March 20-22, 2019, San José, Costa Rica. (cdc.gov)
  • You can develop chronic kidney damage due to uncontrolled diabetes, blood pressure, and heart disease. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Patients at greatest risk are the elderly, and those with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or advanced heart failure. (sciencedaily.com)
  • To learn more about chronic kidney disease or dialysis contact the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org or (800) 622-9010. (medscape.com)
  • Chronic anemia can also be caused by conditions such as chronic kidney failure or hypothyroidism . (healthline.com)
  • High creatinine levels can be a sign of acute kidney injury and/or chronic kidney disease . (kidney.org)
  • The authors of this study noted that chronic kidney problems can lead to cardiovascular disease, anemia , bone disease and even malnutrition. (rxwiki.com)
  • The decline in kidney function during the harvest and the differences [in kidney function] by job category and employment duration provide evidence that one or more risk factors of CKD (chronic kidney disease) are occupational," the report says. (kpcw.org)
  • The calculator estimates the probability of having Chronic Kidney Disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Mapping the geographic distribution of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the United States is vital to identifying hot spots and guiding public health action. (cdc.gov)
  • Diabetes is a leading risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD). (cdc.gov)
  • There are 14 goals related to kidney disease, 10 of which are about chronic kidney disease. (cdc.gov)
  • When people develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) , their kidneys become damaged and over time may not clean the blood as well as healthy kidneys. (cdc.gov)
  • People with chronic kidney disease, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and those taking blood pressure medicines called renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) have an estimated 2 to 3 times higher risk for hyperkalemia. (kidney.org)
  • Published studies to date demonstrate that both patiromer and ZS-9 can safely and effectively reduce potassium levels in patients with diverse underlying diseases, including heart failure and chronic kidney disease. (kidney.org)
  • Advanced stages of CKD usually require lifetime dialysis or a kidney transplant to increase survival by a few years. (medicinenet.com)
  • If severe enough, contrast-induced nephropathy can cause kidney failure that requires kidney dialysis to help remove toxins from the blood, or a transplant. (medscape.com)
  • For those patients in critical conditions who require dialysis, penKid seems to be an early indicator of the kidney function and a potential tool to monitor kidney function and recovery during dialysis. (sphingotec.com)
  • They may be done if you are on blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin, are on kidney dialysis, or if you have liver or blood vessel (vascular) disease. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • Kidney dialysis may also be linked to ascites. (limamemorial.org)
  • Persons with diabetes make up the fastest growing group of kidney dialysis and transplant recipients in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • Treatment for acute hyperkalemia involves stabilzing heart function, shifting potassium to the intracellular space [using a combination of IV insulin plus glucose (to offset hypoglycemia), albuterol and sodium bicarbonate], and removing potassium with potassium binders, diuretics, or dialysis. (kidney.org)
  • The doctor will provide you with the necessary medications if he finds you to have any early symptoms of kidney diseases. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • It assists in the diagnosis of kidney-related problems in addition to the monitoring of the effectiveness of treatment for kidney diseases. (newshunt360.com)
  • Kidney diseases were traditionally diagnosed more frequently in patients of advanced age. (newshunt360.com)
  • To prevent the risk of developing kidney diseases. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • According to a report in the April issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases , the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, a mixture of water and sodium bicarbonate - the ingredient in baking soda - is safer than a low-salt solution called saline. (medscape.com)
  • The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing and treating kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing availability of all organs for transplantation. (medscape.com)
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. (epnet.com)
  • However, since high levels can occur due to other diseases, you'll need other tests to help with the diagnosis. (healthline.com)
  • Because kidney disease and hypertension are comorbid diseases, the rating schedule for kidney disease includes evaluation of the severity of your blood pressure. (hillandponton.com)
  • Kidney diseases may cause low levels as well. (brighthub.com)
  • Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a well-known cause recipients and 1 kidney-pancreas transplant recipient with of acute hepatitis in developing countries ( 1 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex syndrome, which results in a rapid loss of kidney function, affecting 1 in 5 patients (1) during hospitalization. (sphingotec.com)
  • Acute kidney injury is a serious condition that needs to be detected early and counteracted promptly. (sphingotec.com)
  • Furthermore, after exclusion of 7 trials performed by an investigator whose research has been retracted because of scientific misconduct, the analysis of the remaining studies showed that hydroxyethyl starch was associated with a significant increased risk of death and acute kidney injury. (medindia.net)
  • Hydroxyethyl starch is commonly used for volume resuscitation yet has been associated with serious adverse events, including acute kidney injury and death. (medindia.net)
  • The primary outcomes of interest were mortality and the incidence of acute kidney injury. (medindia.net)
  • Agarwal A, Barasch J. Acute kidney injury. (mountsinai.org)
  • Weisbord SD, Palevsky PM. Prevention and management of acute kidney injury. (mountsinai.org)
  • Hypertension is the second leading cause of kidney failure in the United States after diabetes . (medicinenet.com)
  • Or if you have a high protein diet, take anti-inflammatory medication, suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, or persistent urinary tract infections, have a kidney infection or kidney stones or have a family history of either. (xanamedtec.com)
  • It is able to assist in the diagnosis of a variety of renal and urinary tract illnesses, such as kidney disease, diabetes, bladder infections, kidney stones, and also more. (newshunt360.com)
  • A. Uncontrolled blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of decline in kidney function. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • People with a history of diabetes, urinary tract infections, and hypertension must undergo KFT tests from time to time. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • This test can be used to tell if you have diabetes . (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • This test is used to detect certain substances in the urine that may indicate disease, for example glucose in the urine may indicate diabetes. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • There are 4 main tests used to diagnose diabetes. (epnet.com)
  • Researchers have been able to say definitively that it's not diabetes or other common causes of kidney failure. (kpcw.org)
  • Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause many complications including heart disease, diabetic peripheral neuropathy leading to foot and leg amputations, stroke, diabetic retinopathy, and kidney disease. (hillandponton.com)
  • The two most leading causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. (hillandponton.com)
  • In my last post, I discussed the correlation between diabetes and kidney disease. (hillandponton.com)
  • It is often performed as part of a basic metabolic panel, which checks for several conditions, including kidney function and diabetes. (kidney.org)
  • Hennigsdorf, Germany, August 26, 2022 - The diagnostic company SphingoTec GmbH (SphingoTec) announces the introduction of novel biomarker penKid in the clinical routine management of patients on a test basis in a total of four units at the University Hospital Heidelberg (UKHD) and Heidelberg Kidney Center (NZH). (sphingotec.com)
  • The global fecal occult testing market size reached US$ 1,302 Million in 2022. (reportlinker.com)
  • Currently, PET is not considered a standard part of the diagnosis of kidney cancer or in follow-up for evidence of relapse after nephrectomy. (medscape.com)
  • This test is not intended for diagnosis of kidney disease, but can be used to monitor key indicators of kidney function. (bebiosure.com)
  • It is unlikely to gain a definitive diagnosis from a blood-test but your results can be used to have informed discussions with your healthcare provider. (bebiosure.com)
  • We are an organization who will provide 12 parameters within the KFT test results to help your speedy diagnosis. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • Diagnosis of disease affecting the kidneys. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Your doctor will diagnosis thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) based on your medical history, a physical exam, and test results. (hoacny.com)
  • You may have tests to help confirm the diagnosis. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Your doctor will make the diagnosis based on your symptoms and the results of the random plasma glucose test. (epnet.com)
  • They can provide a diagnosis using tests like blood panels, biopsies, and more. (healthline.com)
  • A doctor will carry out several tests to confirm a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis. (healthline.com)
  • Often, it's the only test that can provide an official diagnosis. (healthline.com)
  • A lymphoma diagnosis often includes imaging tests. (healthline.com)
  • At a median follow-up of 21 years, childhood cancer survivors who were treated with the potentially toxic chemotherapies had significantly lower glomerular flow rate and higher risks of glomerular dysfunction for up to 35 years after a cancer diagnosis, compared with survivors who did not receive these agents or have kidney surgery. (rxwiki.com)
  • Diagnosis includes assessment of kidney and heart function, including blood tests and electrocardiogram (ECG) to determine whether the hyperkalemia requires immediate emergency treatment. (kidney.org)
  • What Are Kidney Stones? (kidshealth.org)
  • Kidney stones happen when minerals form crystals inside the kidneys . (kidshealth.org)
  • Then they get bigger and become kidney stones. (kidshealth.org)
  • Kidney stones can move into the urinary tract. (kidshealth.org)
  • Most kidney stones pass out of the body without causing any damage. (kidshealth.org)
  • Pain medicine and plenty of fluids help most people with kidney stones get better. (kidshealth.org)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Kidney Stones? (kidshealth.org)
  • Usually, kidney stones don't cause symptoms until they move around in the kidney or pass into the ureter (the muscular tube that connects the kidney to the bladder). (kidshealth.org)
  • Most teens who get kidney stones have a health condition that increases their risk for them. (kidshealth.org)
  • Kidney stones mostly affect adults. (kidshealth.org)
  • Some types of kidney stones run in families, so having a relative with kidney stones can make a person more likely to get them. (kidshealth.org)
  • Teens who have had kidney stones before are more likely to get them again. (kidshealth.org)
  • How Are Kidney Stones Diagnosed? (kidshealth.org)
  • How Are Kidney Stones Treated? (kidshealth.org)
  • The doctor might ask you to strain your pee for a few days to collect the kidney stones. (kidshealth.org)
  • Teens whose kidney stones block the urinary tract or cause severe pain or dehydration may need care in a hospital. (kidshealth.org)
  • To get rid of large stones and stones that are damaging the kidneys, doctors can do a procedure to break up the stone. (kidshealth.org)
  • Can Kidney Stones Be Prevented? (kidshealth.org)
  • It's not always possible to prevent some types of kidney stones. (kidshealth.org)
  • If dietary changes don't prevent kidney stones, medicines can help. (kidshealth.org)
  • Doctors will keep an eye on teens who have had kidney stones and try to prevent new ones. (kidshealth.org)
  • The uric acid crystals can also accumulate in the kidney and contribute to the formation of kidney stones. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Several mineral tests such as calcium, sodium, and chloride in the Kidney Function Test are optional parameters to indicate kidney problems like kidney stones. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • A 24-hour urine collection test can be ordered for many reasons - kidney stones , glomerular disease , or to measure your kidney function. (kidney.org)
  • It may be used to look for abnormalities in size or position of the kidneys, or look for obstructions such as stones or tumors. (kidney.org)
  • Do the right tests to properly assess a patient's kidney function. (sciencedaily.com)
  • The pilot implementation of penKid was started in cooperation with the Clinic for Anesthesiology at UKHD and the NZH with the long-term goal of improving the monitoring of patient's kidney function. (sphingotec.com)
  • To evaluate a patient's kidney function or nutritional status this test can be helpful. (brighthub.com)
  • This test is superior to the often-used serum creatinine test. (sciencedaily.com)
  • During this period, the serum creatinine test is useful for monitoring kidney function. (sciencedaily.com)
  • The level of urea nitrogen in the blood (BUN) can also indicate how well the kidneys are functioning, although many other factors can alter the BUN level. (msdmanuals.com)
  • They also had significantly higher values of kidney function tests (urea, creatinine and uric acid) and liver function enzyme activities (aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase). (who.int)
  • Our kidney function test reveals the health and performance of your kidneys by measuring urea and creatinine levels, as well as the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). (xanamedtec.com)
  • The main purpose of this test is to check the waste product urea and the amount of nitrogen in the body's blood. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Doctors may order this test along with other tests, such as a blood urea nitrogen test, a creatinine test, and a prealbumin test. (brighthub.com)
  • ferase (ALT)], and kidney function tests relief agency employment and small The inclusion criteria for the control (creatinine, urea and uric acid) [5-9]. (who.int)
  • Most of the KFTs check the glomerular filtration rate or GFR of the kidneys. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • In most cases, physicians can get an accurate measure of how well a patient's kidneys are working by estimating the glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR. (sciencedaily.com)
  • The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is an estimate of how well your kidneys are removing waste products from the blood. (kidney.org)
  • These tests evaluated glomerular function and glomerular flow rate, which looks at the volume of fluid the kidneys filter. (rxwiki.com)
  • Ifosfamide, cisplatin and nephrectomy were associated with worse glomerular function. (rxwiki.com)
  • The researchers learned that glomerular function decline began soon after cancer treatment, did not recover and continued to worsen over time, putting some survivors at risk for kidney failure. (rxwiki.com)
  • How well your kidneys are filtering wastes from the blood can be determined by a simple test called eGFR - estimated glomerular filtration rate. (hillandponton.com)
  • The urine albumin-creatinine ratio (uACR) test measures the amount of two different substances in your urine - albumin (protein) and creatinine. (kidney.org)
  • Healthy kidneys keep the albumin in your blood while filtering the creatinine out into the urine. (kidney.org)
  • A liver function test for albumin might help them diagnose advanced lymphoma. (healthline.com)
  • The albumin laboratory test may be performed to monitor the patient's health status and any changes in it, to help diagnose a disease or condition, as a screen to help determine if other testing is necessary, and to assess disease progression or effectiveness of a treatment method. (brighthub.com)
  • No preparation is necessary for the albumin laboratory test. (brighthub.com)
  • If the levels of albumin are determined to be high it may indicate dehydration, but this test is not usually done to detect or monitor dehydration. (brighthub.com)
  • If a kidney disease is suspected, a microalbumin test may be done to determine how much protein or albumin is in the urine. (brighthub.com)
  • Better and faster information assessment of kidney function helps detect AKI earlier, so that prompt action can be taken to protect renal function and improve patient prognosis. (sphingotec.com)
  • The goal is to investigate the added value compared to established renal function parameters in routine diagnostics. (sphingotec.com)
  • Cystatin C, a protein in the blood, is also sometimes measured as an indicator of kidney function. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Proteinuria (persistent protein) in the urine is a sign of kidney damage. (medicinenet.com)
  • Since the protein in the blood helps keep fluid in the bloodstream, this type of kidney injury can also be associated with swelling or edema. (medscape.com)
  • This blood test measures a protein called lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). (hoacny.com)
  • If malnutrition or protein deficiencies are suspected, this test may be ordered. (brighthub.com)
  • The best KFT test price, Delhi is provided by the urinalysis, which is a full check-up of the urine sample. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • A urinalysis is a simple test that checks a small sample of your urine for many different things. (kidney.org)
  • Doctors can assess kidney function by doing tests on blood and urine samples. (msdmanuals.com)
  • A collection of tests on both blood and urine samples to determine how well your kidneys are working, and will usually be checked before any major operation. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • Kidney function tests are usually ordered when a healthcare provider suspects a disease that may be affecting the kidneys. (3-rx.com)
  • These tests are also used to monitor someone who already has kidney disease. (3-rx.com)
  • You could request a test of your kidney function from your primary care physician if you are concerned that you may have renal disease. (newshunt360.com)
  • Suggested for patients exhibiting signs of kidney disease, the KFT test determines kidney health. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Q. What are the key causes of kidney disease? (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Q. How can I prevent myself from kidney disease? (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Kidney disease is affecting millions of people worldwide. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • To monitor the treatment effectiveness of kidney disease. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • There are some common symptoms related to kidney disease that may affect the filtration system of your body. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • This test is often ordered to look for any disease or narrowing of the carotid artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, this imaging may miss presence of disease in the carotid, or in the vessels above or below that are not seen on this testing. (wikipedia.org)
  • While there is disagreement among medical professionals on what testing is considered necessary, several forms of testing are not shown to be effective in evaluating patients for cardiovascular disease after a retinal cholesterol embolus is found. (wikipedia.org)
  • Celiac disease can also cause a loss of bone density and reduced spleen function (hyposplenism). (webmd.com)
  • If you have sickle cell anaemia or sickle cell trait then having a general anaesthetic may cause problems, therefore if you are of an ethnic origin considered to be at risk of sickle cell disease you should have this test before you have an operation. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • A latest study commenced by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University claims that raloxifene is useful for treating women diagnosed with kidney disease. (healthjockey.com)
  • Dr. Michal Melamed, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the lead investigator, shared, "There are few treatments for kidney disease, so if further studies confirm these findings, raloxifene potentially could be widely used as another treatment. (healthjockey.com)
  • What's needed now is a rigorous study on raloxifene in women with advanced kidney disease. (healthjockey.com)
  • It is known that GFR decreases with progression in age and extreme decline may be an early indicator of kidney disease that requires intervention. (healthjockey.com)
  • These filters can become inflamed, harden or stop working efficiently because of scarring and result in a number of different types of kidney disease. (rxwiki.com)
  • He died of kidney disease two months later. (kpcw.org)
  • Kidney disease frequently goes unnoticed because it is often asymptomatic until it is somewhat advanced. (hillandponton.com)
  • In other words, you may be entitled to compensation for renal dysfunction based on the function of the kidneys as shown in your lab work and/or the severity of your blood pressure due to kidney disease. (hillandponton.com)
  • Kidney disease is a serious medical condition that can affect your overall health. (hillandponton.com)
  • Kidney Disease Surveillance is a comprehensive information system for kidney disease to inform and stimulate public health action. (cdc.gov)
  • The purpose of the system is reducing the burden and impact of kidney disease on the U.S. population. (cdc.gov)
  • Although kidney disease can occur at any age, CKD is more frequently associated with older age. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, the Kidney Disease Surveillance System tracks these goals. (cdc.gov)
  • The Kidney Disease Surveillance System is not the official HP2030 source but tracks indicators related to HP2030. (cdc.gov)
  • If kidneys do not work well, toxic waste and extra fluid accumulate in the body and may lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and early death. (cdc.gov)
  • Results noted after three years concluded that women provided with raloxifene may have lesser decline in kidney function as compared to women taking a placebo. (healthjockey.com)
  • It found that field workers whose primary jobs were spraying for weeds and pests (and who thus had the most contact with agricultural chemicals) had the least decline in kidney function over the course of the harvest. (kpcw.org)
  • Evaluation of Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders A doctor obtains a medical history by interviewing a person. (msdmanuals.com)
  • It can also give an idea of how well the kidneys are working, and detect urinary tract infections . (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • Objective To test and compare the efficacy of methenamine hippurate for prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections with the current standard prophylaxis of daily low dose antibiotics. (bmj.com)
  • New York, NY) - April 1, 2009 - Your choice of which intravenous solution to use during tests with dye injected to visualize internal organs or the vascular system can make a difference as to whether or not you will sustain kidney damage. (medscape.com)
  • This test uses sound waves to get a general picture of your kidneys or other organs. (kidney.org)
  • Kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. (rxwiki.com)
  • GFR test is usually done after the above tests show abnormalities. (medicinenet.com)
  • A Kidney Function Test is a urine or blood test that helps assess how well the kidneys function. (tooshortworld.com)
  • The KFT tests are often associated with other diagnostic tests such as ultrasounds and CT scans, biopsy of the kidneys, etc. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • After completing the diagnostic tests, a surgical biopsy is planned. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • If the tumor is too large to resect or involves both kidneys, we will take a small biopsy and then use chemotherapy to shrink the tumor(s), followed by a second surgery 6-9 weeks later. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • High blood pressure can affect your kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • These problems can eventually lead to kidney failure, the new study revealed. (rxwiki.com)
  • Ultrasound scan reveals multiple cysts and there is no function on that kidney when tested on DMSA scan. (medindia.net)
  • Any of these tests may be ordered to help measure kidney function. (3-rx.com)
  • Doctors usually confirm kidney damage on encountering low levels of GFR. (medicinenet.com)
  • A Kidney Function Test is an important method doctors use to understand kidney health. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • The exact type cannot be determined with this test, however, so doctors will have other enzyme testing done to determine this. (brighthub.com)
  • The study found that certain chemotherapy medications - including ifosfamide , cisplatin , carboplatin, high-dose methotrexate and high-dose cyclophosphamide - as well as radiation aimed at the kidney region and nephrectomy (surgical removal of part or all of the kidney) increased the risks of later kidney damage. (rxwiki.com)
  • Healthy kidneys help the body to remove waste. (bebiosure.com)
  • Being present just below the left rib cage, the kidneys keep the metabolic system of the body healthy. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • Through the samples of your blood and urine, the KFT tests can determine how efficiently your kidneys are working to keep your body healthy. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • These tests may be done even if you appear to be healthy, to provide information about conditions that could affect the treatment you need. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • In general, an eGFR value lower than 60 is a sign that the kidneys may not be working properly. (kidney.org)
  • An eGFR lower than 15 is a marker of kidney failure. (kidney.org)
  • So, your healthcare provider will likely compare your BUN level to your creatinine and eGFR levels when evaluating your kidney health. (kidney.org)
  • Fluid buildup in the blood vessels, due to the damaged kidney, can increase your blood pressure , even more, creating a dangerous cycle that can lead to permanent kidney failure . (medicinenet.com)
  • In kidney failure, the body retains fluid and harmful wastes build up because the kidneys no longer work properly. (hillandponton.com)
  • The fluid is tested to look for the cause of ascites and to check if the fluid is infected. (limamemorial.org)
  • However, you must take a kidney function test to properly diagnose kidney issues. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Four units at the University Hospital Heidelberg and Heidelberg Kidney Center implement Proenkephalin (penKid) in a pilot biomarker-based treatment approach to diagnose AKI faster and monitor it more accurately across departments. (sphingotec.com)
  • This test is used with the blood smear to help diagnose TTP. (hoacny.com)
  • We explain how your doctor would diagnose non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, including a breakdown of tests. (healthline.com)
  • Although Wilms Tumor is by far the most common solid tumor that develops in the kidney in pediatric patients, other tumors that might be present include mesoblastic nephroma (typically in infants), clear cell sarcoma, rhabdoid tumor, and renal cell carcinoma (in adolescents, though more common in adults). (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The adult survivors also had been treated for brain, bone, kidney, soft tissue or liver tumors, among other types of cancers. (rxwiki.com)
  • We are a healthcare testing company providing in clinic and home health checks through our network of UKAS accredited laboratories. (xanamedtec.com)
  • Your healthcare provider will order tests every so often to check on your kidney health. (kidney.org)
  • The information below serves as a quick guide to the different tests that your healthcare provider might order to check your kidney health. (kidney.org)
  • In less common situations where a more accurate measure of your kidney function is needed, your healthcare provider may order a measured GFR (mGFR) . (kidney.org)
  • Sometimes when you visit your GP, specialist, midwife or other healthcare professional, they will want you to have some tests. (healthpoint.co.nz)
  • The kidneys are responsible for removing waste materials from the body as well as ensuring that the body's water and electrolyte levels remain in proper balance. (newshunt360.com)
  • Our at-home kidney test helps you monitor kidney function and performance through a simple finger-prick collection, with online results in 2 to 4 days. (xanamedtec.com)
  • The sooner we identify a patient with kidney dysfunction, the faster we can intervene with life-saving procedures. (sphingotec.com)
  • Survivors who had been treated with high doses of cisplatin had the highest rate of kidney dysfunction. (rxwiki.com)
  • If it's not treated, it may cause long-term kidney damage. (kidshealth.org)
  • This causes decreased blood flow to the kidney eventually leading to kidney damage. (medicinenet.com)
  • Reduces risks of kidney damage due to advanced age, cigarette smoking, etc. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • There are various causes of kidney damage. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released recommendations for the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) -- potentially fatal kidney damage that can occur when a special dye is injected during certain cardiovascular procedures. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Cite this: "Baking Soda" Prevents Kidney Damage From Intravenous Dye - Medscape - Apr 29, 2009. (medscape.com)
  • The 2017 American Urological Association (AUA) guideline for the management of the clinical T1 renal mass recommends a high-quality cross-sectional CT or MRI, first without and then with intravenous contrast if kidney function is adequate. (medscape.com)
  • Because contrast dyes can also decrease kidney blood flow, the two agents should not be given concurrently. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Contrast agents with lower osmolarity are less dense and, therefore, less likely to interfere with blood flow to the kidneys. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Contrast-induced nephropathy may occur when the filtering units of the kidney are damaged, explained Dr. Bryan N. Becker, MD, president of the National Kidney Foundation. (medscape.com)
  • Individual studies have been unable to prove which hydrating solution is safer when contrast dye is used, so Dr. Sankar D. Navaneethan, a kidney specialist at the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and co-investigators pooled data from a dozen published clinical trials to clarify this question. (medscape.com)
  • This test does not use intravenous contrast dye to be done. (kidney.org)
  • Hypertension is a common cause of kidney failure. (medicinenet.com)
  • Persistent hypertension can narrow the blood vessels in the whole body, including the kidney. (medicinenet.com)
  • Your doctor may refer you to a kidney specialist (nephrologist) to treat your hypertension-induced CKD. (medicinenet.com)
  • In the kidney function test, some basic components are measured to scan kidney function. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Wilms Tumor will be seen on CT scan as a large solid mass within the kidney, pushing the normal kidney to the side. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Laboratory tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working through examination of blood and urine. (usda.gov)
  • For each line item, the measurement that was taken from the sample would be displayed, in addition to the recommended ranges that were used for the testing just at the laboratory. (newshunt360.com)
  • Instead, each laboratory has established the range for its particular test based on the analytical methods it has used in the past and its overall level of experience. (newshunt360.com)
  • It is necessary to evaluate the test results with respect to the laboratory values that are provided on your test results. (newshunt360.com)
  • His laboratory tests showed that he had lost blood, and that his platelets (a blood component essential to blood clotting) were low, putting him at risk of severe bleeding. (cdc.gov)
  • Martin Zeier, Medical Director at NZH added, "After the first experience of penKid on the point of care analyzer from SphingoTec, we have decided to implement it in the central laboratory to apply the test in more patients at the same time. (sphingotec.com)
  • Routine laboratory tests are nonspecific in GPA. (medscape.com)
  • Sometimes the doctor or nurse will take a specimen (or sample) from you and send it to the laboratory for testing, but in other cases you will be referred to the laboratory's collection sites to have your specimen collected. (healthpoint.co.nz)
  • Laboratory staff at either North Shore or Waitakere Hospitals are able to collect samples in the Outpatients' Department, on the day of your outpatient appointment only, for testing at the Te Whatu Ora laboratories or for referral to specialist centres. (healthpoint.co.nz)
  • All other Laboratory testing requested in the community must be taken at a LabTests collection centre. (healthpoint.co.nz)
  • It will be a 24-hour cycle and will help your doctor do the creatinine clearance test. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • If your kidneys are not functioning as they should, you can make diet and lifestyle changes to prevent kidney infection. (bebiosure.com)
  • You must get tested to make sure that you do not already have HIV infection. (who.int)
  • Many HIV tests can miss a recent infection. (who.int)
  • Creatinine clearance is a fairly precise way to estimate the exact amount of function a kidney has compared to normal. (3-rx.com)
  • It is a measure to estimate the level of kidney function. (medicinenet.com)
  • According to recent data, the new diagnostic tool provides a faster and more accurate assessment of kidney function than current practice and aims to improve the management of patients with AKI. (sphingotec.com)
  • The doctor may order this imaging test to know if there are any structural problems in the kidneys. (medicinenet.com)
  • If the kidneys suffer from any problems, then you might go through symptoms such as pain during urination, difficulty with urination, high blood pressure, frequent trips to the toilet, swelling in the hands and feet, etc. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • KFT tests are recommended to patients experiencing problems related to painful or frequent urination, hematuria etc. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • This test is used to detect problems with the heart such as an abnormal heart rhythm. (labtestsonline.org.uk)
  • Researchers have discovered that children who received certain chemotherapy agents or had kidney surgery had elevated risks for kidney problems years after their cancer treatment. (rxwiki.com)
  • Scientists have known that adult survivors of childhood cancers are at greater risk for kidney problems. (rxwiki.com)
  • 5,6,14 An ECG is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart. (kidney.org)
  • These diagnostic tests can assist in finding the accurate test results. (uniqpathlab.in)
  • The clinician will ask you to go for a diagnostic test such as the KFT test. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • Being the fastest-growing diagnostic companion, Redcliffe Labs offer a KFT test in Ludhiana with a doorstep sample collection facility. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • PenKid is a proposed biomarker for real-time kidney function that potentially closes on the gaps of the standard diagnostic procedures. (sphingotec.com)
  • The HbA1c test is a good indicator of your average blood sugar levels over the previous 3 months. (epnet.com)
  • Kidney function tests are common lab tests used to evaluate how well the kidneys are working. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This is a blood test specially performed to evaluate the proliferation of creatinine in the body. (redcliffelabs.com)
  • These are the three primary tests ordered to evaluate kidney function. (hillandponton.com)