Assessing kidney function - Measured and estimated glomerular filtration rate

Lesley A. Stevens, Josef Coresh, Tom Greene, Andrew S. Levey

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Abstract

In the coming years, estimates of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) may replace the measurement of serum creatinine as the primary tool for the assessment of kidney function. Indeed, many clinical laboratories already report estimated GFR values whenever serum creatinine is measured. This review considers current methods of measuring GFR and GFR-estimating equations and their strengths and weaknesses as applied to chronic kidney disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2473-2483
Number of pages11
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume354
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 2006

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Glomerular Filtration Rate
Kidney
Creatinine
Serum
Chronic Renal Insufficiency

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Assessing kidney function - Measured and estimated glomerular filtration rate. / Stevens, Lesley A.; Coresh, Josef; Greene, Tom; Levey, Andrew S.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 354, No. 23, 08.06.2006, p. 2473-2483.

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Stevens, Lesley A. ; Coresh, Josef ; Greene, Tom ; Levey, Andrew S. / Assessing kidney function - Measured and estimated glomerular filtration rate. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 354, No. 23. pp. 2473-2483.
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