Questions tagged [glomerular-filtration-grf]

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Do kidney donors eventually undergo glomerular hypertrophy in their kidneys?

Quoting a line from Robbins and Cotran Pathology, "Renal ablation FSGS, a secondary form of FSGS occurs as a complication of glomerular and non glomerular diseases...striking examples include ...
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Why does GFR have such a strange unit of measurement?

I have learned the unit of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is commonly reported in mL/min/1.73m². I cannot figure out the 1.73, is it just a scaling factor to get a number around 100 or does it have ...
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Different names for eGFR measurement

I had a look at our hospital database and found out that we have the below measurements Estimated Glomerular Filtration ml/min Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate ml/min Estimated ...
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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?
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