A Comparison of Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimating Equation Performance in an Older Adult Population Sample

A Comparison of Glomerular Filtration Rate Estimating Equation Performance in an Older Adult Population Sample

Identification: nnj_ja11A5
Issue: July-August 2011
Volume: Vol. 38, No. 4
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Goal: To provide an overview of glomerular filtration rate estimating equations in older adults with chronic kidney disease.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the four different equations used to determine glomerular filtration rates in patients with chronic kidney disease.
  2. Discuss the preference of the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation over the other three equations.


Statement of Disclosure: The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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