Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate in Obese Patients : Pitfalls and Potential Consequences on Drug Therapy

@inproceedings{Wuerznera2011MeasurementOG,
  title={Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate in Obese Patients : Pitfalls and Potential Consequences on Drug Therapy},
  author={Gr{\'e}goire Wuerznera and Murielle Bochudb and Vittorio Giustic and Michel Burniera},
  year={2011}
}
  • Grégoire Wuerznera, Murielle Bochudb, +1 author Michel Burniera
  • Published 2011
Epidemiological studies have shown that obesity is associated with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. These studies have used creatinine derived equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and have indexed GFR to body surface area (BSA). However, the use of equations using creatinine as a surrogate marker of glomerular filtration… CONTINUE READING