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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The 2009 CKD-EPI creatinine equation is more accurate in estimating GFR and prognosis than the 2006 MDRD (Modification of Diet in Renal Disease) Study equation, and provides lower estimates of prevalence of decreased eGFR.
The CKD-EPI creatinine equation is: GFR = 141 X min[(Scr/[kappa], 1).sup.[alpha]] X max[(Scr/[kappa], 1).sup.-1.209] X [0.993.sup.Age] X 1.1018[if female] X 1.159 [if black]
Efforts to improve GFR estimation have led to the development of a new equation, the CKD-EPI creatinine equation (Levey et al., 2009).
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.