Predicting Risk Of Death In End-Stage Kidney Disease, New Equation More Accurate

A study in the May 9 edition of JAMAreveals that fewer people were classified as having chronic kidney disease, and more accurate predictions of the mortality risk and end-stage renal disease were made under a newer equation of risk prediction.

Glomerular filtration rate (GRF) is a test used to determine whether the kidneys are functioning properly and is used in the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD). In addition, GRF is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and renal failure. According to clinical guidelines, physicians are advised to report estimated GFR when measuring serum creatinine levels.

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