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).
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- 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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