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Articles  |   August 1998
Benefits of direct glomerular filtration rate (GFR) determination versus creatinine-based tests for evaluating renal function
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Articles   |   August 1998
Benefits of direct glomerular filtration rate (GFR) determination versus creatinine-based tests for evaluating renal function
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1998, Vol. 98, 437. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.8.437
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1998, Vol. 98, 437. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1998.98.8.437
Abstract

To diagnose renal disease earlier and thereby reduce the number of patients with endstage renal disease, accurate, specific diagnostic tests are necessary. The author explains the benefits of using tests that rely on the glomerular filtration rate measurement rather than on traditional creatinine-based diagnostic tests.