Laboratory Evaluation of Kidney Function

Laboratory Evaluation of Kidney Function - #8

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Review key renal function lab values in a geriatric patient.

Geriatric patient with abnormal creatinine or eGFR.

React to clinical laboratory values in a geriatric patient.

To discuss limitations of Creatinine and GFR lab values in the Geriatric population.
To review formulae for estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR).

  1. http://www.asn-online.org/education/distancelearning/curricula/geriatrics/
  2. Aras, S; Varli, M; Uzun, B; Atli, B; Keven, K; and Turgay, M. Comparison of Different Glomerular Filtration Methods in the Elderly: Which Formula Provides Better Estimates? Renal Failure, 1/24/12 ePub.
  3. Earley A,  Miskulin D, Lamb EJ, Levey AS and  Uhlig K. Estimating equations for glomerular filtration rate in the era of creatinine standardization - a systematic review.  Ann Intern Med published online February 6, 2012.
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This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

Christopher J Anderson, Edmund Duthie MD

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.