Evaluation of renal function in clinical practice: the basics

  • Alessia Casola Internal Medicine Unit and Hypertension Center, Parma Local Health Authority, Borgo Val di Taro (PR), Italy.
  • Maria del Mar Jordana Sanchez Internal Medicine Unit and Hypertension Center, Parma Local Health Authority, Borgo Val di Taro (PR), Italy.
  • Simona Detrenis Internal Medicine Unit and Hypertension Center, Parma Local Health Authority, Borgo Val di Taro (PR), Italy.
  • Laura Bianchi Pediatric Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy.
  • Sarah Pioli Internal Medicine Unit and Hypertension Center, Parma Local Health Authority, Borgo Val di Taro (PR); Nephrology Unit, Parma Local Health Authority, Parma, Italy.
  • Francesca Spagnoli Hospital Health Management, Parma Local Health Authority, Borgo Val di Taro (PR), Italy.
  • Michele Meschi | mmeschi@ausl.pr.it Internal Medicine Unit and Hypertension Center, Parma Local Health Authority, Borgo Val di Taro (PR), Italy.

Abstract

The evaluation of renal function in Internal Medicine plays an important role in the staging and prognosis of chronic kidney disease, but also for the daily clinical activity (for example, dosage of drugs). This review describes the options for estimating renal function that are currently in use, underlining limits and indications.

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2019-03-06
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Keywords:
Serum creatinine, MDRD equation, CKD-EPI equation, proteinuria.
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Casola, A., Jordana Sanchez, M. del M., Detrenis, S., Bianchi, L., Pioli, S., Spagnoli, F., & Meschi, M. (2019). Evaluation of renal function in clinical practice: the basics. Italian Journal of Medicine, 13(1), 32-37. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2019.1112