Université de Neuchâtel

Assessment of adult formulas for glomerular filtration rate estimation in children

Chehade, Hassib ; Girardin, Eric ; Iglesias, Katia ; Ramseyer, Pascal ; Frey, Peter ; Bardy, Daniel ; Mosig, Dolores ; Cachat, Francois

In: Pediatric Nephrology, 2013, vol. 28, no. 1, p. 105-114

Background Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is an important diagnostic instrument in clinical practice. The National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Disease Quality Initiative (NKF–KDOQI) guidelines do not recommend using formulas developed for adults to estimate GFR in children; however, studies confirming these recommendations are scarce. The aim of our study was to evaluate the...