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How to measure renal function in clinical practice

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39030.732257.3A (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1072

Stage 3 chronic kidney disease is not a consequence of normal ageing

  1. Mark S MacGregor, consultant nephrologist
  1. 1John Stevenson Lynch Renal Unit, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock KA2 0BE [email protected]

    Bhandari suggests an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <60 ml/min/1.73 m2 may be normal in patients older than 70,1. The study he cites as evidence showed a decline in creatinine clearance at 0.75 ml/min/year reaching a mean of 107 (SD 22) ml/min in the …

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