Assessment of Glomerular and Tubular Function

Author(s): Kanwal Kher, Kirtida Mistry

Journal Name: Current Pediatric Reviews

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2014

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At birth, GFR and tubular function of neonates is compromised as compared to older children and adults. These functions are even less developed in premature infants. These facts have a direct bearing on drug dosing, fluid and electrolyte administration, and maintenance of acid-base balance in neonates. Although many detailed methods of assessing renal functions have been provided in this article, laboratory and radiologic studies available in most healthcare facilities are often sufficient to provide a clinically relevant data in most patients, including neonates.

Keywords: Neonatal renal function, glomerular filtration rate, tubular functions, urinary concentration, renal tubular acidosis, urine protein, microalbuminuria.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 12 May, 2014
Page: [142 - 150]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/157339631002140513102352
Price: $65

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