Stable isotope 15N-urea and clinical research in nephrology.

Abstract

Stable isotope 15N-compound, 15N-urea, is useful marker to investigate nitrogen metabolism in clinical nephrology, particularly in chronic renal failure or dialysis. 15N-urea incorporation into plasma albumin in addition to plasma 15N disappearance was studied in 6 patients with endstage chronic renal failure. As a result, only minor fraction of… (More)

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