Evaluation of Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate in scleroderma patients.

@article{Gigante2012EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation to estimate glomerular filtration rate in scleroderma patients.},
  author={Antonietta Gigante and Edoardo Rosato and Rita Massa and Carmelina Rossi and Biagio Barbano and Rosario Cianci and Ilenia Molinaro and Antonio Amoroso and Felice Salsano},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={1426-31}
}
OBJECTIVE Renal involvement in SSc is often subclinical and chronic kidney disease (CKD) develops, with slow worsening of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The present investigation was undertaken in order to study how well the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) correlates with measured GFR (mGFR) in a group of SSc patients with serum creatinine (sCr) in the normal range. METHODS Forty-one scleroderma patients (37 females and 4 males) with a median age of 46 years… CONTINUE READING