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Derivation of 175 in MDRD Equation

So the MDRD equation (The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease) estimates glomerular filtration using the formula: eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2) = 175 x (SCr)-1.154 x (Age)-0.203 x (0.742 if female) x (1....
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Can GFR be improved in patients with kidney failure?

How widely can glomerular filtration rate (GFR) values fluctuate and can they ever improve? How much "error" might one expect in the value if sampled quarterly?