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The Estimation, Measurement, and Relevance of the Glomerular Filtration Rate in Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease.
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PMID:  21916998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is considered the best index of overall kidney function. The level of GFR is used in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to classify them into CKD stages. Stage 5 CKD encompasses patients with a GFR below 15 ml/minute/1.73 m(2) and those requiring chronic dialysis. Preservation of GFR, even at its very low level, is of great importance in both dialysis and non-dialysis stage 5 CKD patients. Residual GFR is considered in the prescription of both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and interventions to preserve residual GFR are an active area of clinical research. The application of traditional methods of estimating and measuring GFR can be problematic in this patient population. This review will focus on the methods available to quantify GFR in stage 5 CKD and their use in both clinical and research settings.
Christine A White; Ayub Akbari
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in dialysis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-139X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911629     Medline TA:  Semin Dial     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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