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Chronic kidney disease and automatic reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate

Timothy H Mathew, Graham Jones and David Johnson
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (9): 476-477.
Published online: 1 May 2006

In reply: McNeil draws attention to the detail in the correction factor we published in an attempt to assist users to “uncorrect” the eGFR derived from the MDRD (Modification of Diet in Renal Disease) equation used in calculating GFR from a serum creatinine concentration. Recalculating the eGFR to remove the adjustment for body surface area (BSA) in an individual is unnecessary except at extremes of body size.1

  • Timothy H Mathew1
  • Graham Jones2,0
  • David Johnson3,0

  • 1 Kidney Health Australia, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Department of Biochemistry, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Department of Nephrology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.

Correspondence: tim.mathew@kidney.org.au

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