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Equation for Estimating GFR in Pediatric Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease

Purpose:

To estimate the GFR for a pediatric patient with chronic kidney disease using the equation of Schwartz et al.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

N00-N08, N10-N16, N17-N19

Description:

Schwartz et al developed an equation for estimating the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for a child with chronic kidney disease. This was derived from data collected in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) cohort. The authors are from the University of Rochester, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, the Children's Hospital of San Diego and Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

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