Risk Equation Predicts Outcomes in Pediatric CKD

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In children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the kidney failure risk equation (KFRE) performs well in predicting the risk of progression to end stage renal disease (ESRD), concludes a study in JAMA Pediatrics.

The retrospective analysis included 603 children from a multicenter pediatric CKD cohort study. About 63% of the patients were boys. Their median age at study entry was 12 years and they had a median estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 44 mL/min/1.73 m2. Two versions of the KFRE were analyzed for their ability to predict progression to ESRD: a four-variable version (age, sex,

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