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Egészség10 szeptember, 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 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:  

  • Cockcroft-Gault 
  • Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI)
Rachel Eyler discusses renal kidney function
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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.
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