Six-parameter MDRD study equation

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Description

GFR is estimated with the 6-parameter Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study equation.

Usage

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MDRD6(creatinine, sex, age, albumin, BUN, ethnicity, method = 'IDMS')

Arguments

creatinine

Numeric vector with serum or plasma creatinine values in mg/dl

sex

Numeric vector with 0 for females and 1 for males

age

Numeric vector with age in years

albumin

Numeric vector with serum or plasma albumin in g/dl

BUN

Numeric vector with blood urea nitrogen levels in mg/dl

ethnicity

Numeric vector with 0 for non-Black and 1 for Black individuals

method

Defaults is 'IDMS' for IDMS-traceable creatinine; write 'other' if not IDMS

Value

A numeric vector with eGFR values in ml/min/1.73 m^2.

Author(s)

Cristian Pattaro

References

Levey AS, et al. A more accurate method to estimate glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine: a new prediction equation. Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study Group. Ann Intern Med. 1999; 130(6): 461-70.
Levey AS, et al. Using standardized serum creatinine values in the modification of diet in renal disease study equation for estimating glomerular filtration rate. Ann Intern Med. 2006; 145: 247-254.

See Also

MDRD4