How to Measure Residual Renal Function in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis
Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy
clearance; Creatinine clearance; DTPA; EDTA; glomerular filtration rate; hemodialysis; inulin; iothalamate; residual renal function; urea
Many patients with end-stage renal disease who are on maintenance hemodialysis still have significant residual renal function. Exogenous markers such as inulin and radionuclides, and endogenous markers such as creatinine and urea are commonly used to quantify this residual function. These various methods are described in detail and compared with one another. Residual renal function needs to be considered when the dialysis prescription is written. This contribution of residual renal function to dialysis adequacy and its importance are discussed. © 1994, National Kidney Foundation, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Lew, S. (1994). How to Measure Residual Renal Function in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis. Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy, 1 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1073-4449(12)80050-1