Estimating kidney function for the purposes of drug dosing is an essential role of the pharmacist. However, the equations used in pharmacokinetic studies and by front-line clinicians are evolving. Currently, there are several different kidney function estimating equations available for drug dosing, and each has its benefits and drawbacks.
Discover more as Rachel Eyler, PharmD, BCPS, Nephrology Senior Content Specialist, reviews the following kidney function estimating equations in this brief video interview:
- Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD)
- Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI)