Renal hyperfiltration

Renal hyperfiltration may be an underestimated risk factor for mortality, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. Conventionally, diminished kidney function is linked to chronic kidney disease and elevated risk of mortality. Renal hyperfiltration (RHF), or increased kidney function, has been largely dismissed as a normal observation in the general population and an expected manifestation of diabetes mellitus where it precedes renal decline. The condition, devoid of clinical manifestations, remains unknown to general medicine and is primarily screened and managed within the context of diabetes mellitus. Two recent studies conducted at the University of Eastern Finland and

Renal hyperfiltration: the underestimated risk factor for mortality as seen on The Hippocratic Post.