Sentri7 IV medication
HealthSeptember 10, 2021

Reviewing kidney function estimating equations

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 it’s 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:  

  • Cockcroft-Gault 
  • Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI)
Rachel Eyler discusses renal kidney function
Watch Video
Rachel Eyler
Nephrology Senior Content Specialist
Eyler is Nephrology Senior Content Specialist for Clinical Effectiveness at Wolters Kluwer, Health. She completed a nephrology fellowship at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and was an Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy from 2011 to 2019.
Lexicomp
Lexicomp® is designed for pharmacists, other clinicians, and businesses working to deliver high-quality care to their patients by making safe, evidence-based medication and therapeutic decisions.
We understand the challenges of needing to make safe medication decisions quickly and confidently, and Lexicomp has been designed to support the needs of frontline clinicians to allow them more time with their patients.
Solutions
Sentri7®

Trusted real-time alerts and evidence-based guidance to ensure at-risk patients receive the right care at the right time, every time.

Sentri7's sophisticated algorithms identify at-risk patients in real-time by breaking down data silos that exist across hospitals and driving consistent clinical action. All to improve patient outcomes and hospital performance.