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What is the goal with endogenous filtration markers — estimation of GFR or prediction of kidney outcomes?

from American Journal of Kidney Diseases

A narrative common to nephrology is the following: "Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best overall marker of kidney function. Therefore, optimizing the estimation of GFR from endogenous filtration markers will improve the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic kidney disease." In the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, NA Bhavsar and colleagues present data from the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension that challenge this narrative. more

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