6-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Aug;46(2):242-52 Diagnostic
IN kidney disease, chronic, glomerular filtration estimation, ill hospitalized patients The Use of
6-variable Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation
As Diagnostic Tool
Is better Than
Cockcroft-Gault equation
To estimate measured (125I-iothalamate) glomerular filtration rate with less than 50% error: 55% MDRD equation VS 40% Cockcroft. However, overall accuracy and precission of both equations in ill hospitalized patients was poor