Health knowledge made personal
WellPage for Equivalence Per Liter And Creatinine
+ Bookmark › Share
Search posts:

Equivalence Per Liter And Creatinine - Articles

Creatinine clearance versus creatinine by Margaret Patient Expert Posted Sat 08 Aug 2009 12:34am I went to see my family doctor earlier today. There I was, all concerned about my high creatinine clearance result, but he explained to me that it was a GOOD thing. Eh? Oh yes, it turns out that I had mixed up serum creatinine and creatinine clearance, duuuh…Hmmm, well, as George Bernard Shaw said, A life spent [...] Read on »
Blood Work: Understanding BUN and Creatinine by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am In order to determine kidney function, a blood test called the BUN Creatinine is performed. BUN stands for b lood u rine n itrogen. It measures how much urea is present in the bloodstream. High levels of urea indicate that the kidneys are having trouble filtering it out. The most noticeable effect of impaired kidney function is a marked decrease ... Read on »
Is checking creatinine really useful once you are on regular dialysis? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Nov 2011 9:47pm Most dialysis centers have standard protocols when it comes to monthly blood tests. Most centers have Serum Creatinine as one of the tests required to be done as part of these tests. From Wikipedia : "Creatinine is a break-down product of creatine phosphate in muscle, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body (depending o ... Read on »
Unfairly condemned Creatinine by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Dec 2011 7:59pm Ask any dialysis patient worth the little salt he eats which is the blood test he would most commonly associate with kidney disease and chances are that the answer would be creatinine. From the time you get diagnosed, everyone talks about creatinine. "How much is your creatinine?" is a question I have been asked the most, even more than, "What ... Read on »
Creatinine Blood Test by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Mar 2009 3:19pm On my last laboratory, I asked to have a creatinine. Though it was not part of my doctor’s order i still wanted to check it out. For those of you who don’t know creatinine is a blood test that is used to gauge if your kidneys are functioning well. So I got a little paranoid when I saw that my crea is below the normal level. I researched a little ... Read on »
Creatinine by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Creatinine is a product that forms when creatine phosphate, a component of muscle tissue, is broken down. As this creatinine builds up in the blood, it is filtered into the urine by the kidneys. If the kidney function has been impaired by strong medications, creatinine levels will increase in the blood, due to decreased excretion of creatinine ... Read on »
Creatinine from the Black Lagoon by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Apr 2007 1:30pm I met Brenda at the hospital today (six days post-transplant) for our post-operative check-ups. Brenda looks and feels great. We are both off of our narcotic (and delicious) painkillers in favor of (plain, boring) Tylenol. My wounds (three of them) from surgery are all healing well. I was mostly interested in finding out our current creatinine l ... Read on »
As the Creatinine Rises..... by Teresa K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:35pm The nephrologist, Dr. Leung recommended a renal biopsy which was supposed to tell us why Richard's creatinine kept rising, despite numerous medication changes. His first choice diagnosis was interstitial nephritis because Richard had an elevated eosinophil level in his blood and also eosinophil casts in his urine. Interstitial nephritis is ge ... Read on »
Creatinine Still at 1.1 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 1:46pm When I saw the doctor on Thursday, my creatinine was at 1.1. This was higher than the 0.9 or 1.0 that it had been since my transplant. So, the doctor advised that I go to the clinic on Monday (yesterday) to have my blood drawn again to make sure that I was okay. I got a call from the clinic this morning. They told me that my creatinin ... Read on »
Essential nephrology for cardiologist : A new molecule scores over creatinine in predicting acute kidney injury ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Oct 2010 9:01am Bio-chemical diagnosis of cardiac injury or infarction is  well  documented modality for many decades. Now , acute coronary  syndrome is diagnosed  by a battery of tests  that  detects the  proteins leaking from the  injured  myocardium. Nephrologists have long been aiming for  such a  marker for ischemic  renal injury  (Not withstanding th ... Read on »