Evaluation of Renal Function and Proteinuria

  • Ira W. Reiser
  • Jerome G. Porush
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


When evaluating renal function, the clinician is oftentimes asked to estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and to determine whether the ability of the kidney to dilute and concentrate, acidify the urine, or function as a barrier to the excretion of protein is impaired. This chapter reviews each of these integral functions of the kidney and provides the clinician with a useful and practical approach to their assessment.


Glomerular Filtration Rate Renal Tubular Acidosis Urine Dipstick Inulin Clearance Hyperchloremic Metabolic Acidosis 
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  • Jerome G. Porush

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