COMPARISON OF 4 METHODS OF ESTIMATING GLOMERULAR-FILTRATION RATE IN CATS | Academic Article individual record
abstract

Four methods of evaluating renal function were performed in 6 cats anesthetized with halothane in oxygen. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was measured simultaneously in each cat by exogenous creatinine clearance (ECC), bolus inulin clearance, and 99mTc(Sn)-diethylene-triaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) clearance determined by 2 different methods. In the first DTPA clearance method (DTPA-1), we measured radioactivity in serial blood specimens to construct plasma disappearance curves for calculation of GFR. In the second DTPA clearance method (DTPA-2), we used serial external head counts of radioactivity and a single blood specimen to construct plasma disappearance curves for calculation of GFR. Bolus inulin clearance was calculated from plasma disappearance curves using a 1-compartment open pharmacokinetic model (IN-1) and a 2-compartment open pharmacokinetic model (IN-2). Glomerular filtration rates were measured over 3 hours, for creatinine and DTPA methods, and over 4 hours for the inulin methods. The GFR obtained with the reference method (ECC) was 2.56 +/- 0.61 ml/min/kg of body weight (mean +/- SD). Values for GFR determined by ECC and DTPA-1 were significantly correlated (r = 0.852; P less than or equal to 0.05). Correlation between ECC and DTPA 2 was not as good (r = 0.783; P less than or equal to 0.10), but the 2 DTPA methods significantly correlated with one another (r = 0.897; P less than or equal to 0.05).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

author list (cited authors)
ROGERS, K. S., KOMKOV, A., BROWN, S. A., LEES, G. E., HIGHTOWER, D., & RUSSO, E. A.
publication date
1991
keywords
  • Reference Values
  • Creatinine
  • Cats
  • Kidney
  • Reproducibility Of Results
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Animals
  • Male
  • Pentetic Acid
  • Inulin
  • Female
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
citation count

35