Rossini Botev

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Evaluation of renal function by estimation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is very important for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Cockcroft-Gault (CG) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) formulas are the most commonly used estimations. DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
The GFR has a paramount diagnostic and staging role in the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease (K/DOQI-CKD). The most widely used serum creatinine-based formulas in adults for estimated GFR (eGFR) are the Cockcroft-Gault (CG) and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study (MDRD). Recently, a new(More)
The process of diagnosing chronic kidney disease using the estimated GFR involves several pitfalls. The estimated GFR laboratory report should be requested only by practitioners who are familiar with how to interpret the result. Until a more reliable method is available to estimate the GFR, the current chronic kidney disease classification should be revised(More)
The best overall index of renal function is the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) [1]. Since measuring the GFR can be cumbersome and costly, estimation of GFR is essential for the diagnosis and evaluation of chronic kidney disease (CKD), defined as kidney damage or GFR <60 niL/min/1.73 m 2 for ≥3 months and staged by levels of GFR according to the NKF KDOQI(More)
OBJECTIVES Sexual and erectile dysfunction (ED) have been reported to occur frequently in male patients with end-stage renal disease maintained on dialysis. Numerous etiologies for this ED have been suggested. Although a variety of therapies for the ED of the dialysis patient have been suggested, most clinicians indicate that patients report a poor response(More)
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