Errors induced by indexing glomerular filtration rate for body surface area: reductio ad absurdum.

@article{Delanaye2009ErrorsIB,
  title={Errors induced by indexing glomerular filtration rate for body surface area: reductio ad absurdum.},
  author={Pierre Delanaye and Christophe Mariat and Etienne Cavalier and J M Krzesinski},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={3593-6}
}
In this article, we will discuss an important but underrecognized topic in nephrology. Indeed, indexing glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for body surface area (BSA) is often done by habit, because everyone does it and without raising any questions. Only a scant literature on this topic has been published in recent decades. Regarding guidelines on estimating and measuring GFR, only the Australian ones deeply discuss this topic. However, indexing GFR is not free from criticisms and may be… CONTINUE READING
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