Cystatin C measurement: improved detection of mild decrements in glomerular filtration rate
versus creatinine-based estimates.
Beta-trace protein, cystatin C, R(2)-microglobulin, and creatinine compared for detecting impaired glomerular filtration rates
Estimation of glomerular filtration rate
in older patients with chronic renal insufficiency: is the modification of diet in renal disease formula an improvement?
Estimating glomerular filtration rate
in kidney transplantation: a comparison between serum creatinine and cystatin C-based methods.
Glomerular filtration rate
is considered by nephrologists and other kidney care professionals to be the best measure of kidney function.
Because we recently introduced beta-trace protein (BTP) for estimating glomerular filtration rate
(GFR) in patients after kidney transplantation (1), we read with interest the report by White and coworkers (2).
The study-Identifying Individuals with a Reduced Glomerular Filtration Rate
Using Ambulatory Laboratory Database Surveillance can be found on the ASN Web site: www.
CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate
below 60 mL/min per 1.
Acthar(R) Gel (repository corticotropin injection), an injectable drug that is commonly used for certain neurological conditions; Nascobal(R), the only prescription nasal gel formulation of Cyanocobalamin USP (Vitamin B12), that is approved for patients with B12 deficiency caused by malabsorptive disorders resulting from structural or functional damage, such as bariatric surgery, Crohn's disease and certain neurological conditions; Ethamolin(R) (Ethanolamine Oleate), an injectable drug used to treat enlarged weakened blood vessels at the entrance to the stomach that have recently bled, known as esophageal varices; and Glofil-125(R), which is an injectable agent that assesses how well the kidney is working by measuring glomerular filtration rate
, or kidney function.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A declining glomerular filtration rate
is a strong and independent predictor of sudden cardiac death in patients with significant coronary artery disease, Dr.
Course of glomerular filtration rate
markers in patients receiving high-dose glucocorticoids following subarachnoical hemorrhage.
In a study of 45 hypertensive heart transplant recipients, researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway found that compared to placebo, omega-3 fatty acids protected patients against significant increases in blood pressure and systemic vascular resistance and worsening of plasma creatinine and the glomerular filtration rate
In both groups, significant hazard ratios for all-cause mortality were independently associated with an estimated glomerular filtration rate
of less than 60 mL/min per 1.
In an observational study involving 1,625 patients from the CHORUS Cohort, five times more patients were identified as having stage 3 kidney disease by estimating glomerular filtration rate
(GFR) rather than testing for the traditional marker, serum creatinine (sCr) levels.
Healthcare professionals have been asked to facilitate reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate
(eGFR) by all hospital and commercial laboratories in the US.