Använd ekvationer utan »ras«- termer för att bestämma GFR

Translated title of the contribution: Use cystatin C-based GFR-estimating equations

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Abstract

Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is estimated by creatinine or cystatin C-based GFR-estimating equations. Those based upon creatinine, but not those based upon cystatin C, use ”race” terms due to that different populations differ in average muscular mass, influencing the creatinine, but not the cystatin C, level. “Race” is not a biological, but a sociological term, determined by self-assesment. New international studies therefore strongly recommend use of cystatin C-based GFR- estimating equations.
Translated title of the contributionUse cystatin C-based GFR-estimating equations
Original languageSwedish
Number of pages2
JournalLäkartidningen
Volume119
Issue number21212
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Urology and Nephrology
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Keywords

  • creatinine, cystatin C, glomerular filtration rate, race

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