Sumary of ‘Substantial discrepancies’ exist between eGFR and measured GFR:
- November 15, 2021 2 min read Source/Disclosures Published by: Source: Zhu X, et al.
- Back to Healio Discrepancies between eGFR and measured GFR suggest that measured GFR may be the superior calculator for diagnosing kidney disease, according to a speaker at ASN Kidney Week.
- ” Researchers evaluated eGFR from serum creatinine alone (eGFRCR) and cystatin and creatinine (eGFRCYS-CR) using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equations without race coefficients from four U.S. community-based cohorts.
- ” “Clinical implications of our study include eGFR is useful but not always a replacement for mGFR,” Zhu said.
- “Research implications include investigating new GFR measurement techniques which are less cumbersome and have lower variability is essential, and cost-effectiveness studies are needed to examine during which instances mGFR are needed.
- ” Limitations of the study include single measurements of mGFR and serum markers, as well as combined data from cohorts that used different methods of GFR measurement, according to the researchers.
- ” References: Study compares different assessments of kidney function.