CHARLES F. SCHIFFER, M.D.; JAMES F. BURKE, M.D.; ANATOLE BESARAB, M.D.; NORMAN LASKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MICHAEL L. SIMENHOFF, M.D., M.R.C.P.
SCHIFFER CF, BURKE JF, BESARAB A, LASKER N, SIMENHOFF ML. Amylase/Creatinine Clearance Fraction in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:65-66. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-1-65
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(1):65-66.
The importance of the amylase/creatinine clearance fraction (Cam/Ccr) in differentiating acute pancreatitis from the hyperamylasemia of renal failure was first shown in 1969 by Levitt, Rapoport, and Cooperbrand (1). The specificity of this ratio in acute pancreatitis was recently documented by Warshaw and Fuller (2). However, there have been other studies suggesting an increased Cam/Ccr in situations other than acute pancreatitis, such as diabetic ketoacidosis or extensive burns (3). Because Levitt's paper (1) used patients with mild renal failure, we elected to ascertain the extent to which the Cam/Ccr would apply in patients on chronic hemodialysis with severe renal failure.
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only