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STUDY COMPARES STRATEGIES TO ELIMINATE RACE-BASED ADJUSTMENTS IN ESTIMATES OF KIDNEY FUNCTION

Latest Release: STUDY COMPARES STRATEGIES TO ELIMINATE RACE-BASED ADJUSTMENTS IN ESTIMATES OF KIDNEY FUNCTION

Thursday, July 29, 2021
• Removal of race adjustments to equations that estimate kidney function would increase the number of people categorized as having chronic kidney disease. • There are several modifications for removing race that vary in their expected impact on predicted kidney function values and associated clinical decisions. • Among race-free equations, the one based on blood measurements of cystatin C would likely result in the smallest changes.

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