A strong correlation between glomerular filtration rate and filtration surface in diabetic kidney hyperfunction

Lab Invest. 1980 Nov;43(5):434-7.


The direct relationship between glomerular filtration surface and glomerulaf filtration rate was studied in a group of eight short term, young diabetics exhibiting a 50 per cent elevated glomerular filtration rate with a 2-fold variation within the group. A close correlation was obtained between glomerular filtration surface and glomerular filtration rate, r = 0.8. This supports the idea that the increase in glomerular capillary surface may be a main factor in diabetic kidney hyperfunction. The possible long term implications of the functional and morphologic abnormalities are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Surface Area
  • Diabetes Mellitus / physiopathology*
  • Filtration
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Time Factors