alexa A simple estimate of glomerular filtration rate in children derived from body length and plasma creatinine.
Toxicology

Toxicology

Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

Author(s): Schwartz GJ, Haycock GB, Edelmann CM Jr, Spitzer A

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Abstract Based on statistical analysis of data in 186 children, a formula was derived which allows accurate estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) from plasma creatinine and body lenght (GFR(ml/min/1.73 sq m) = 0.55 length (cm)/Per (mg/dl). Its application to clearance data in a separate group of 223 children reveals excellent agreement with GFR estimated by the Ccr (r = .935) or Cin (r = .905). This formula should be useful for adjusting dosages of drugs excreted by the kidney and detecting significant changes in renal function.
This article was published in Pediatrics and referenced in Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

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