Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney failure risk equation bests eGFR for predicting ESKD

(HealthDay)—The four-variable Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) better predicts the two-year risk for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) than estimated glomerular filtration (eGFR) alone, according to a study published online ...

Oncology & Cancer

Improving drug options for colorectal cancer patients

Patients with colorectal cancer were among the first to receive targeted therapies. These drugs aim to block the cancer-causing proteins that trigger out-of-control cell growth while sparing healthy tissues. But some patients ...

Medical research

Measures of kidney function delay Black patients' treatment

To assess kidney function and track chronic kidney disease, health care providers commonly use a measure called eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate). But the two predominant equations used in the United States to calculate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study compares different assessments of kidney function

To determine an individual's kidney function, clinicians evaluate what's known as the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), with a GFR above 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 being in the normal range. GFR can be measured (mGFR) or calculated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic kidney disease may be overestimated in the elderly

(HealthDay)—Current chronic kidney disease (CKD) definitions that do not consider age-related estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline may inflate the burden of CKD in the elderly, according to a study published ...

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