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Chronic kidney disease and automatic reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate: revised recommendations

Andrew J McLachlan, on behalf of the Editorial Advisory Board, Australian medicines handbook
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (7): 427-430.
Published online: 7 April 2008

To the Editor: The revised recommendations for the use of the estimated glomerular filration rate (eGFR) in the clinical setting use the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formula to adjust drug dosing in people with renal impairment (Recommendation 6).1 Although the utility of the MDRD-based eGFR as a screening tool to identify people with chronic kidney disease represents an important clinical opportunity, we, and others,2,3 remain concerned about this recommendation.

  • Andrew J McLachlan
  • on behalf of the Editorial Advisory Board, Australian medicines handbook


Correspondence: andrewm@pharm.usyd.edu.au

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