Assessment of renal function

Published on August 31, 2016   36 min

Other Talks in the Series: The Kidney in Health and Disease

Well, hello. My name is Jochen Raimann, and I am a senior scientist and manager of data analytics at the Renal Research Institute in New York City, in the United States. And, I do have the pleasure to present the assessment of renal function, a topic of great importance in clinical nephrology.
So, we'll basically present the topic stretched into two different bullet points. So, we'll first talked about glomerular filtration rate in general. Then secondly, about markers of glomerular filtration rates, and specifically about the assessment of renal clearance and the simplified approaches for estimating the glomerular filtration rate which are currently in use in clinical nephrology. So, let's start now with the glomerular filtration rate.
So in general, the kidneys are, implicated into several and different physiological processes in the body. They are central to the excretion of metabolic waste products and foreign chemicals. They are central to the regulation of water and electrolyte balances and also for the regulation of body fluid osmolality and electrolyte concentrations. They are of great importance for the regulation of the acid-base balance, to regulate the arterial pressure by various hormonal mechanisms. They're also central to secretion, metabolism, and excretion of hormones and also serve for gluconeogenesis.