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New equation to estimate kidney function may perform better in whites


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Journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
Reuters Health - 10/11/2020 - A new creatinine-based equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) appears to be more accurate than currently recommended equations, at least in white patients, according to a new study. Being continuous between ages 2 to 100 years, the European Kidney Function Consortium (EKFC) equation also avoids the unlikely jumps in GFR seen when transitioning from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study (CKiD) equation for children to the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation for adults, researchers report in Annals of Internal Medicine. "The main clinical implication is that when a subject has a normal serum creatinine for his/her age and sex (for adults this is a stable serum creatinine), he/she will have a stable and normal estimated GFR," said lead author Dr. Hans Pottel of KU Leuven, in Belgium. "As serum creatinine (Scr) is the biomarker for kidney function, this might seem quite obvious; however...


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