Detection of chronic kidney disease with laboratory reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate and an educational program.

@article{Akbari2004DetectionOC,
  title={Detection of chronic kidney disease with laboratory reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate and an educational program.},
  author={Ayub Akbari and Peter J Swedko and Heather D Clark and William Hogg and Jacques Lemelin and Peter O Magner and Lisa Moore and Daylily S. Ooi},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={164 16},
  pages={1788-92}
}
BACKGROUND Serum creatinine concentration is an inadequate screening test for chronic kidney disease, especially in elderly patients. We hypothesized that laboratory reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) accompanied with an educational intervention would improve recognition of chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS We conducted a before-and-after study at an outpatient family medicine practice. Patients 65 years or older for whom a Cockcroft-Gault GFR could be calculated from… CONTINUE READING

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