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Random Urine Protein and Creatinine by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 24 Jun 2010 2:32am I have previously blogged that my urinalysis has not shown a good result ever since we arrived from our vacation. I am really worried since I know that LUPUS really attacks the kidney and a not so good result ( a +2 protein and now it’s +3) is a sign of things to come. I am really thankful that my doctor knows my illness very well. So he ordere ... 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 »
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 »
Biomarkers: The Race for a Better Creatinine by Matt S. Posted Tue 30 Dec 2008 12:00am The Panel 7: I remember it was one of the first things I learned in clinical medicine. Na, K, Cl, HCO3, BUN, creatinine and glucose. I know not all countries use the same "grid format" of presenting these numbers as we do in the U.S., but all of them use creatinine as the indicator of GFR which is so useful in interpreting a patient's elect ... 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 »
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 »
Can Patients with Renal Failure Lower Creatinine by crlina Facebook Posted Thu 03 May 2012 1:31am Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscles, and it will be excreted by kidney. Once kidney is damaged, the glomerular filtration rate will decline, which is unable to excrete creatinine and other toxins, so the kidney function becomes worse and worse and finally Renal Failure or Uremia appear. We must take actions to lower creatinine t ... Read on »
Should PKD Patients with Creatinine 6.9 Start Dialysis by Pkd Z. Facebook Posted Mon 16 Dec 2013 1:51am Kidney disease patients are wondering what creatinine level needs dialysis treatment. Follow us to see should PKD patients with creatinine 6.9 start dialysis. And we do believe the following information can be helpful. Creatinine 6.9 has exceeded the normal range of creatinine level greatly, and it can tell the condition is already in the stag ... Read on »
Urine albumin and protein measurement by Matt S. Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:57pm Continuing the theme of must knows regarding urinalysis: Urine albumin is detected by the urine dipstick via a reaction with tetrabromophenol blue. The reaction produces a colorimetric result depending on the amount of albumin present, which can be semi-quantitated as 1+, 2+ or 3+ by the user. Albumin first becomes detected by t ... Read on »