SHELDON JACOBSON, M.D.
To the editor: In the article entitled "The Renal Clearance of Amylase in Renal Insufficiency, Acute Pancreatitis and Macroamylasemia" (Ann Intern Med 71:919-925, 1969), Levett, Rapoport, and Cooperband have shown a significant increase in the renal clearance of amylase in acute pancreatitis pari passu with a decrease in creatinine clearance. They were somewhat at a loss to explain this phenomenon, but they felt that a decreased renal tubular reabsorption of amylase or a saturation of tubular reabsorption was unlikely since in some patients the serum amylase was normal when the clearance of amylase was increased.
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JACOBSON S. Amylase in Renal Failure. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:142. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-142_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):142.
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