The app also contains:
• CrCl (creatinine clearance) calculator
• eGFR (MDRD) calculator
• CrCl (paediatrics) calculator
• SCr (creatinine) SI unit (mg/dL and umol/dL) converter
• Appendices from guidelines
• Free and offline
• Adding your own notes on drugs
• Adding bookmarks for quick finding in the future
RENAL TRKRR provides a holistic approach to kidney disease management by giving patients an easy and convenient way to record, track and share vital renal health information from their smartphone.
The components of RENAL TRKRR include the Diet Trkrr (food log); the Test Trkrr (labs result log); the Medication Trkrr; and a graphing system which allows patients to see and track trends in their nutritional and renal data.
The results of these tests are important in assessing the excretory function of the kidneys. For example, grading of chronic renal insufficiency and dosage of drugs that are excreted primarily via urine are based on GFR (or creatinine clearance).
It is commonly believed to be the amount of liquid filtered out of the blood that gets processed by the kidneys. In physiological terms, these quantities (volumetric blood flow and mass removal) are related only loosely.
A commonly used surrogate marker for estimate of creatinine clearance is the Cockcroft-Gault formula, which in turn estimates GFR in ml/min: It is named after the scientists who first published the formula, and it employs serum creatinine measurements and a patient's weight to predict the creatinine clearance.
Users of this application are referred to www.renalpharmacyconsultants.com for background and explanatory material to assist in the interpretation of the tabular data. The website provides specific information about factors that influence drug dialyzability and special considerations, such as CRRT, plasmapheresis and drugs of abuse. Users must be familiar with this information prior to using the content of this application. The website also includes a table presenting sieving coefficient data from in vitro and in vivo evaluations, which can be used to predict dosing requirements in CRRT, and a table regarding removal of drugs of abuse.
A key resource for junior doctors and non-renal specialists treating AKI, the app has been endorsed by the Renal Association, the Royal College of Physicians (London), and the Society for Acute Medicine.
· Medical calculator to illustrate the staging and classification of AKI
· Succinct and up-to-date guidelines on the prevention and management of AKI
· Interactive case studies
· Further resources of national and international guidelines on AKI