Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Feb;79(2):121-6. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.79a.11030.

Finding the cause of acute kidney injury: which index of fractional excretion is better?

Author information

1
Department of Internal Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

The fractional excretion of urea (FEU) is a useful index for differentiating the main categories of causes of acute kidney injury, ie, prerenal causes and intrinsic causes. It may be used in preference to the more widely used fractional excretion of sodium (FENa) in situations in which the validity of the latter is limited, such as in patients taking a diuretic.

PMID:
22301562
DOI:
10.3949/ccjm.79a.11030
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center