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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
Richard J MacIsaac, Elif I Ekinci, Erosha Premaratne, Zhong X Lu, Jas-Mine Seah, Yue Li, Ray Boston, Glenn M Ward, George Jerums
BACKGROUND: Our hypothesis was that both the Chronic Kidney Disease-Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equations would underestimate directly measured GFR (mGFR) to a similar extent in people with diabetes and preserved renal function. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, bias (eGFR - mGFR) was compared for the CKD-EPI and MDRD equations, after stratification for mGFR levels. We also examined the ability of the CKD-EPI compared with the MDRD equation to correctly classify subjects to various CKD stages...
2015: BMC Nephrology
Pierre Delanaye, Martin Flamant, Étienne Cavalier, Fabrice Guerber, Thomas Vallotton, Olivier Moranne, Hans Pottel, Jean-Jacques Boffa, Christophe Mariat
While the CKD-EPI (for Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology) equation is now implemented worldwide, utilization of the Cockcroft formula is still advocated by some physicians for drug dosage adjustment. Justifications for this recommendation are that the Cockcroft formula was preferentially used to determine dose adjustments according to renal function during the development of many drugs, better predicts drugs-related adverse events and decreases the risk of drug overexposure in the elderly. In this opinion paper, we discuss the weaknesses of the rationale supporting the Cockcroft formula and endorse the French HAS (Haute Autorité de santé) recommendation regarding the preferential use of the CKD-EPI equation...
February 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Türker Emre, Özgür Kiliçkesmez, Atılay Büker, Berrin Berçik İnal, Hüseyin Doğan, Tevfik Ecder
AIM: To diagnose earlier kidney failure, we investigated renal functions with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). METHODS: We evaluated the DWI of 62 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and compared it with creatinine clearance provided by daily urine collection. The apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were compared with the five stages of CKD. RESULTS: For each stage of CKD, the ADC values were found to be significantly different (p < 0...
March 2016: La Radiologia Medica
Wei Liu, Feng Yu, Yanhua Wu, Xiaowu Fang, Wenxue Hu, Jian Chen, Ruili Zhou, Xinge Lin, Wenke Hao
Chronic kidney disease accounts for much of the increased mortality, especially in the elder population. The prevalence of this disease is expected to increase significantly as the society ages. Our aim was to evaluate the kidney function and risk factors of reduced renal function among elderly Chinese patients. This study retrospectively collected clinical data from a total of 1062 inpatients aged 65 years or over. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated with the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation...
2015: Renal Failure
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