Management of Renal Disease

  • Author: Mohamed G. Atta, MD, MPH (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/14/17 (What's New)

Summary

  • Serum creatinine, which is a normal breakdown product of muscle, does not have a universal upper limit of normal due to serum levels varying by muscle mass and baseline kidney function
  • Changes in serum creatinine levels from measurement to measurement reflect changes in kidney function
  • Speed of kidney function loss related to severity of injury or aggressiveness of disease
  • Normalizing Serum Creatinine

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