Longitudinal change in estimated GFR among CKD patients: A 10-year follow-up study of an integrated kidney disease care program in Taiwan

@inproceedings{Tsai2017LongitudinalCI,
  title={Longitudinal change in estimated GFR among CKD patients: A 10-year follow-up study of an integrated kidney disease care program in Taiwan},
  author={C W Tsai and I-Wen Ting and Hung-Chieh Yeh and Chin-Chi Kuo},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND This study examined the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by using average annual decline in estimated GFR (eGFR) and its risk factors in a 10-year follow-up CKD cohort. METHODS A prospective, observational cohort study, 4600 individuals fulfilled the definition of CKD, with or without proteinuria, were followed for 10 years. The eGFR was estimated by the MDRD equation. Linear regression was used to estimate participants' annual decline rate in eGFR. We defined subjects… CONTINUE READING