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What does glomerular filtration rate mean?

What does glomerular filtration rate mean?

Kidney function: It's basically a measure of your kidney function. ...Read more

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Whats "non-afn amer glomerular filtration rate"?

Whats "non-afn amer glomerular filtration rate"?

Their GFR.: Glomerular filtration rate is a test that tells how well the kidneys are doing their job. That is, how well/how fast they clear out fluid from the blood stream, which has impurities in it. Non-african americans tend to have a different rate than the rest of the population, hence the designation in a blood test, since it is a more clear indication of how well their kidneys are doing. ...Read more

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What is normal glomerular filtration rate of kidneys?

What is normal glomerular filtration rate of kidneys?

100 ML/min: Younger, male, and more muscular patients will tend to have a higher GFR while females, and older patients will have a lower gfr. ...Read more

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What is the normal glomerular filtration rate gfr?

About 100-130 mL/min: The normal range of GFR is about 100-130 ml/min/body surface area or 100-130 ml/min/1.73 square meters. This decreases over time after age 40, by about 0.4-1.2 ml/min/year. ...Read more

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Glomerular filtration & renal clearance, what is this?

Glomerular filtration & renal clearance, what is this?

GFR: Glomerular filtration is is the amount of filtering that occurs in the glomeruli of the kidney. We use this number (usually an estimation based on creatinine, age, race, sex and albumin) to determine how well the kidneys are functioning. It tells us how much kidney function (or clearance) someone has. ...Read more

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What is significance of low glomular filtration rate?

What is significance of low glomular filtration rate?

Kidney disease: Glomular filtration rate (GFR) is a way to estimate kidney function based upon age, gender, ethnicity & creatinine (blood test). Normal is >90ml/min/1.73m2 (but varies w/age) while labs highlight stage 3 chronic kidney disease (ckd) when GFR is <60ml/min/1.73m2. If yours is low, ask your doctor about further testing to confirm diagnosis, uncover cause & discuss treatment options including referra. ...Read more

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Glomerular hyperfiltration? My creatinine clearance results was 164ml/min with normal range betw. 70 and 130.Is that glomer. Hyperfiltration?Causes?

Glomerular hyperfiltration? My creatinine clearance results was 164ml/min with normal range betw. 70 and 130.Is that glomer. Hyperfiltration?Causes?

Stop worrying: If this was an estimated creatinine clearance based on your serum creatinine, this is sub-science and there's no reason to think you are sick. The problems with these forumulas is showcased in part by a large adjustment for black people "because black people are more muscular than other people." hyperfiltration is a concern when there's clearly kidney disease. ...Read more

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What does african american glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

What does african american glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

Their GFR.: Glomerular filtration rate is a test that tells how well the kidneys are doing their job. That is, how well/how fast they clear out fluid from the blood stream, which has impurities in it. African americans tend to have a different rate than the rest of the population, hence the designation in a blood test, since it is a more clear indication of how well their kidneys are doing. ...Read more

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Why do exercise and hemorrhage cause the glomerular filtration rate (gfr) to decrease?

Why do exercise and hemorrhage cause the glomerular filtration rate (gfr) to decrease?

Blood's diverted: When you're exercising, your body won't send blood to the kidneys as it's needed for your heart and muscles. When you're bleeding out, there's less blood to send. Both lower GFR. This is a basic physiology question, and a good place to start understanding this fascinating subject. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for renal failure & heart failure?

What is the survival rate for renal failure & heart failure?

Survival rates: More than half of those who develop CHF die within 5 years of diagnosis. Heart failure contributes to approximately 287, 000 u.S, deaths a year. Adjusted rates of all-cause mortality are 6.3–8.2 times greater for dialysis patients than for individuals in the general population. The answer to your question is difficult to give, as you did not give the age of the patient or any other information. ...Read more

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Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Diastolic clock-making cardiac rate sgpt=120?

Please re-send: A diastolic click is always worrisome. Get an echocardiogram. If your SGPT is that high, find out why -- repeat off alcohol, painkillers and whatever else you don't need, and if it's still up, start the work up for viral hepatitis family (B, C), hemochromatosis, Wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, lupoid hepatitis. ...Read more

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How is resting metabolic rate measured?

Measure or calculate: It can be measured by a special calorimeter machine that may be found in some physicians offices. It can also be estimated using the mifflin st. Jeor equation, which differs for men and women: women rmr (calories/day) = (10 x weight (kg) + (6.25 x height (cm) - (5 x age (yrs) - 161. To get weight in kg, multiply pounds by .45. To get height in cm, multiply inches by 2.54. ...Read more

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Does heart rate variability predict death?

Does heart rate variability predict death?

Define 'VARIABILITY": You must fill in the details and indicate the reason for this peculiar question. ...Read more

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Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0 Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4 Mean Platelet Volume 9.1 Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26 Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4
Mean Platelet Volume 9.1
Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26
Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid and kidneys: Hi. You have antibody evidence of thyroid autoimmunity. It would be nice to know your TSH and free T4. Are you on thyroid hormone? You have diminished kidney function. Do you know why? ...Read more

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The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

The mortality rate with maple syrup urine disease?

Depends: The earlier the disease is detected and the patient is placed on an appropriate diet, the better the long term prognosis is. ...Read more

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How can potassium chloride decrease heart rate?

How can potassium chloride decrease heart rate?

Potassium: Potassium is a crucial electrolyte for cardiac depolarization. Most of the potassium is intracellular. If the extracellular potassium increases it can slow the depolarization rate, severe hyperkalemia can kill reliably. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have renal cell carcinoma while glomerular filtration rate is normal or 59?

Is it possible to have renal cell carcinoma while glomerular filtration rate is normal or 59?

Yes: It is definitely possible, although given your age it is unlikely. Renal cell carcinomas are typically diagnosed during CT workups of other medical problems. They typically do not present with active symptoms unless the cancer burden is locally advanced and/or metastatic. ...Read more

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What is a creatinine clearance rate and GFR?

What is a creatinine clearance rate and GFR?

CrCl & GFR: GFR stands for Glomerular Filtration Rate which is a measure of the filtering function of your kidneys. Creatinine Clearance is one of the methods used to measure a person's GFR and it is often done by measuring the amount of creatinine in a 24 hr urine collection or can be estimated by using an equation called "Cockcroft-Gault" formula. ...Read more