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Pathology Grand Rounds - The History of Equations for eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) OR…Fool Me Once, Shame on You; Fool Me Dozens of Times, Shame on Us

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Friday, April 22, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
John Toffaletti, PhD
Pathology Grand Rounds

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

* Describe the process for serial (within-individual) monitoring of serum creatinine or eGFR

* Utilize appropriate within-individual changes of sCr and eGFR to optimize clinical interpretations and guide detection of early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease

* Describe how within-individual changes of creatinine (or eGFR) eliminate the variables of race, nationality, sex, and age from clinical interpretation

* Gain insight into the imprecision and other shortcomings of measured GFRs

* Understand why there should be no more equations for eGFR!!!!