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Predictive performance of 12 equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate in severely obese patients

Ary Serpa Neto, Felipe Martin Bianco Rossi, Rodrigo Dal Moro Amarante, Marçal Rossi

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao1922

ABSTRACTObjective:Considering that the Cockcroft-Gault formula and the equation of diet modification in renal disease are amply used in clinical practice to estimate the glomerular filtration rate, although they seem to have low accuracy in obese patients, the present study intends to evaluate the predictive performance of 12 equations used to estimate the glomerular filtration rate in obese patients.Methods:This is a cross-sectional retrospective study, conducted between 2007 and 2008 and carried out at a university, of 140 patients with severe obesity […]