|Title:||Serum Creatinine Reference Limits in Pediatric Population-A Single Center Electronic Health Record-Based Database in Taiwan||Authors:||GWO-TSANN CHUANG
|Keywords:||acute kidney injury; adolescents; pediatrics; renal function; serum creatinine||Issue Date:||2021||Publisher:||FRONTIERS MEDIA SA||Journal Volume:||9||Source:||Frontiers in pediatrics||Abstract:||
Objective: To assess age- and sex-specific serum creatinine levels in a pediatric population using a hospital-based database in Taiwan. Study Design: Data on serum creatinine levels were obtained from the National Taiwan University Hospital-integrated Medical Database (NTUH-iMD). Due to the possibility of having acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease, individuals with multiple serum creatinine measurements were excluded, and outliers in each age- and sex-specific group were also subsequently removed. The remaining creatinine measurements in each group were analyzed, and 95% reference limits were established. Results: Serum creatinine data of individuals aged between 1 month and 18 years from May 2011 to January 2018 were retrieved. After applying the exclusion criteria, 27,911 individuals with a single corresponding serum creatinine measurement were enrolled. Creatinine level reference limits for each age- and sex-specific group were generated. The upper reference limits (URLs), which are particularly useful in clinical practice, followed the natural trend of increasing serum creatinine with age. Conclusion: We generated serum creatinine reference limits from a single hospital-integrated medical database in Taiwan for different age- and sex-specific groups of children. Our results will aid physicians in clinical practice regarding renal function evaluation, especially for patients without a recent baseline serum creatinine level.
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