Assessment of Renal Function

  • G. M. Woerlee
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 18)


A good working knowledge of the clinical assessment of renal function is of considerable use for effective perioperative management of patients with renal disease. Renal function is usually assessed by measurement of urine output, specific gravity, and osmolality, as well as plasma creatinine and urea concentrations and clearances.


Creatinine Clearance Plasma Creatinine Urine Osmolality Urine Production Plasma Creatinine Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Woerlee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital of LeidenThe Netherlands

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