Reduced glomerular filtration rate was associated with increased death, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization

March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p50
Academic Journal
The article cites a study which examines the relation of the severity of renal impairment to the risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events and hospitalization. The study was published in the 2004 issue of "New England Journal of Medicine." The Modification of Diet and Renal Disease equation was used to estimate baseline glomerular filtration rate. The study concluded that reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate was associated with increased risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events and hospitalization.


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