A comparison of change in measured and estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with nondiabetic kidney disease CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY Xie, D., Joffe, M. M., Brunelli, S. M., Beck, G., Chertow, G. M., Fink, J. C., Greene, T., Hsu, C., Kusek, J. W., Landis, R., Lash, J., Levey, A. S., O'Conner, A., Ojo, A., Rahman, M., Townsend, R. R., Wang, H., Feldman, H. I. 2008; 3 (5): 1332-1338


All glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimating equations have been developed from cross-sectional data. The aims of this study were to examine the concordance between use of measured GFR (mGFR) and estimated GFR (eGFR) in tracking changes in kidney function over time among patients with moderately severe chronic kidney disease.A retrospective cohort study of subjects who had been enrolled in the MDRD Study A and who had two or more contemporaneous assessments of mGFR and eGFR (n = 542; mGFR range, 25 to 55 ml/min per 1.73 m(2)) during the chronic phase (month 4 and afterwards). mGFR was based on urinary iothalamate clearance; eGFR was based on the 4-variable MDRD Study equation. Temporal changes in GFR were assessed by within-subject linear regression of time on GFR.Median follow-up time for all subjects was 2.6 yr; median number of GFR measurements was six. The eGFR slope tended to underestimate measured decrements in GFR. The absolute value of the difference in mGFR and eGFR slopes was

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