May 23, 2012

Comparison of Risk Prediction Using the CKD-EPI Equation and the MDRD Study Equation for Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

This meta-analysis of data from 1.1 million adults (aged ᄈ 18 years) from 25 general population cohorts, 7 high-risk cohorts (for vascular disease), and 13 CKD cohorts assessed the risk implications of estimated GFR using the CKD-EPI equation compared with the MDRD Study equation. The CKD-EPI equation classified fewer individuals as having CKD than the MDRD Study equation and more accurately categorized the risk for mortality and ESRD.

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