Clinical use of estimated glomerular filtration rate for evaluation of kidney function.

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Bo Broberg, Morten Lindhardt, Peter Rossing, Hans Ibsen, Frederik Persson, Knud Rasmussen

Estimating glomerular filtration rate by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease or Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration formulas gives a reasonable estimate of kidney function for e.g. classification of chronic kidney disease. Additionally the estimated glomerular filtration rate is a significant predictor for cardiovascular disease and may along with classical cardiovascular risk factors add useful information to risk estimation. Several cautions need to be taken into account, e.g. rapid changes in kidney function, dialysis, high age, obesity, underweight and diverging and unanticipated deviations in muscle mass may make the estimate unreliable.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind175
Udgave nummer40
Sider (fra-til)2333-2336
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 30 sep. 2013

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