Title

How to Measure Residual Renal Function in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Journal

Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy

Volume

1

Issue

2

DOI

10.1016/S1073-4449(12)80050-1

Keywords

clearance; Creatinine clearance; DTPA; EDTA; glomerular filtration rate; hemodialysis; inulin; iothalamate; residual renal function; urea

Abstract

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.

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