Rate of kidney function decline in older adults: a comparison using creatinine and cystatin C.

BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the decline in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in elderly persons and to compare estimates based on creatinine and cystatin C. METHODS In the Cardiovascular Health Study, GFR changes in an elderly cohort were estimated from serum creatinine and cystatin C measured at baseline, year 3… CONTINUE READING