CKD-EPI creatinine equation

CKD-EPI creatinine equation

A tool developed by the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology in collaboration with the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases to estimate the glomerular filtration rate of patients with differing serum creatinine levels. The equation takes into account the patient's gender, race, age, body weight, and history of organ transplantation or of diabetes mellitus.
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2] (calculated using 2009 CKD-EPI creatinine equation, which is recommended by the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Chronic Kidney Disease); This value set the patient in stage 4 kidney disease (severe decrease in GFR).
Efforts to improve GFR estimation have led to the development of a new equation, the CKD-EPI creatinine equation (Levey et al.
CONCLUSION: The CKD-EPI creatinine equation is more accurate than the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study equation and could replace it for routine clinical use.