Nephrology Question 5

Using the Cockcroft-Gault and MDRD formulas, calculate the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in the following patient:

A 70 year old Caucasian male with serum creatinine 250 micromol/L and weight of 70kg. BUN and albumin are unavailable.

In which populations and at what GFRs do these estimation formula perform poorly?

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