Creatinine degradation I: the kinetics of creatinine removal in patients with chronic kidney disease.


The existence of an alternative route of excretion for creatinine in subjects with chronic renal failure has been demonstrated. The data presented in this study confirm the hypothesis that creatinine is converted into other metabolites, probably by action of the gut flora. Creatinine degradation was quantitated in a group of subjects that spanned a wide… (More)