Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PM2.5 reduction improves kidney function

Air pollution has significant toxicity on the kidney. However, improving air quality may have a beneficial effect on kidney function, according to a population-based study published in Health Data Science.

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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