Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alternative to using race in kidney function test found

Researchers have identified an approach to remove race from equations used to estimate a person's kidney function. These equations have been criticized for potentially perpetuating racial health disparities. The findings, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New, combined equation more accurately estimates GFR

(HealthDay) -- A combined creatinine-cystatin C equation has improved performance and accuracy for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR), according to research published in the July 5 issue of the New England Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can proteins in the blood predict an early death?

Certain measures of kidney health may predict who is likely to die prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that some ...