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What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

What creatine level or GFR level makes dyalysis necessary?

Ten: It is generally accepted that a GFR of 10 or less or a serum creatinine level of 10 or higher to the point at which dialysis is started. However, dialysis is started when all other therapies have or are failing and the only alternative left is dialysis. Why? Because dialysis is a huge life changer for anyone irrespective of age. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

At what serum creatinine level would you need dialysis?

See below: The serum creatinine level which requires dialysis is based on calculation of the gfr, as persons with different weight, sex and race may have have different GFR even with same serum creatinine.Generally speaking when GFR is below 10-15 and patients are symptomatic they need dialysis. Higher the creatinine , the lower the gfr. ...Read more

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At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

At what serum creatinine and blood urea level dialysis should start?

Onset of dialysis: There are no set levels for BUN and creatinine (c) to start dialysis. The onset of dialysis is determined by a 24 hour urine collection for c clearance. If the patient is a diabetic, dialysis usually starts at a c clearance of 15 ml/min or less. If the patient is a non-diabetic, dialysis starts at a c clearance of. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. What do these results indicate?

My serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. What do these results indicate?

Depends who you are: I'm well-muscled and when I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. If on the other hand you're a petite lady or one of the couch potatoes on which our "reference ranges" are based, this is whispernig a concern about possible very mildly compromised kidney function. There's nothing you can do right now except stay fit and maybe avoid a lot of salt. Follow-up with a repeat test. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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What does a high bun and creatinine reading indicate?

What does a high bun and creatinine reading indicate?

Co-tango usually: The BUN is usually 10 times the creatinine. When the creatinine goes up, the BUN goes up similarly to roughly keep this proportion, in most kidney disease states. The notable exception is when the creatinine goes up say by 20% to 1.2, but the BUN goes up *5 to 50. This strongly suggests a pre-renal state, commonly dehydration. Mild elevations of BUN with normal creatinines aren't of concern. ...Read more

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Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more

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What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

What does a creatine kinase level of 322 indicate?

Muscle injury: Ck level of 322 is elevated but not too high. Elevated levels of ck indicate muscle injury, however strenous physical activity will raise ck levels, especially if activity is done prior to blood draw. Some medications and alcohol can casue ck elevation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. what does it indicate?

What do you suggest if my serum creatinine level is 1.4 mg/dl and egfr is 61. what does it indicate?

The eGFR: is estimated glomerular filtration rate, a measure of how well the kidneys are working. 61 is a normal value. Creatinine is produced by muscle at a relatively stable rate, and excreted unaltered by the kidneys, so it also is a proxy for kidney function. It is also related to muscle mass. 1.4 may or may not be a little high depending on your level of muscle mass. Speak with your doc about it. ...Read more

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Why would need a serum creatine kinase measurement?

Why would   need a serum creatine kinase measurement?

Muscel injury: Ck levels are elevated with muscle injury. All muscles, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscles release ck on injury. Some drugs and alcohol can also damage muscle and cause high ck. ...Read more

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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ratio 90 mg. What does it mean?

Ur Protein/Cr ratio: The urine protein to urine creatinine ratio is an estimate of the 24hr urine protein. It is less cumbersome and quick. A urine protein to creatinine ratio of 0.15 or less would be consdered normal. For example urine protein of 30 and urine creatinine of 300 would be a upc of 0.1. ...Read more

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What is high creatinine level after a kidney transplant?

No precise answer: The creatinine test is a surrogate for the more precise measurement of kidney function called gfr--glomerular filtration rate. The creatinine can vary based on donor and recipient gender, age and size, as well as some medical conditions most recipients with very good kidney function have a GFR between 40-70 cc/min and a serum creatinine between 1-2 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What is a regular serum creatinine level?

0.6 to 1.4 mg/dL: Creatinine is a product of muscle metabolism. Because women generally have less muscle mass than men, their values are lower. Because of increased volume during pregnancy, lower limits of normal may be 0.4 -0.5 mg/dl. As an individual ages, the muscle mass may decline therefore the serum creatinine values may not adequately reflect the underlying renal function. ...Read more

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After doing dialysis also my dad creatine level is high,he's taking insulin also..then why creatine level is high, need ur help please?

After doing  dialysis also my dad creatine level is high,he's taking insulin also..then why creatine level is high, need ur help please?

Here are some...: Creatinine is the common lab gauge to estimate renal function. Dialysis is the last resort managing end-stage renal disease before renal transplant. In practice, it would be most logical to refer this Q to his treating doctor for getting more pertinent answer since s/he should possess more of his medical info than anyone else online. So, unnecessary anxiety and confusion would be minimized. ...Read more

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My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?

My lab results show high levels of protein in urine 27 mg, urine creatinine 316.3 mg but levels of protein/creatinine ration 90 mg. What does it mean?

Protein in urine: The results mean that you probably have a lot of protein in your urine. To determine how much, you need to see a nephrologist and have a 24 hour urine collection to assess the amount of protein in your urine as well as your renal function. Depending on the amount of protein in your urine, you may need to have additional blood tests to see if you have any type of glomeulonephritis or diabetes. ...Read more

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What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

Different tests: Creatinine is a waste product of (mainly muscle) metabolism, & builds up when the body (kidney) cannot get rid of it. Creatine Phosphokinase, AKA Total CPK, is an enzyme produced by certain cells in the body that produces creatine byproducts (muscle, bone, brain, heart have CPK). An elevated CPK means one of these organs is/was damaged in some way. So the 2 tests measure different things. ...Read more

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Why does the serum potassium level increase with diabetes ketoacidosis?

Why does the serum potassium level increase with diabetes ketoacidosis?

High potassium: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) increases potassium (K) levels due to the acidosis (A) seen in DKA. A causes K to leave the cells and go into the blood. As DKA is treated, the A resolves, increasing the pH of the blood, so K goes back into the cells lowering the blood K level. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my creatinine serum level is .52 and my bun creatinine ratio is 23h?

Normal kidney levels: You may have mild dehydration based on BUN to creatinine ratio of more than 20. Make sure, though, that your urinalysis is normal. ...Read more

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