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Abstract: PO1975

The Optimal Equation of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rates for Pediatric CKD Patients in Transition from Adolescent to Adult: Results from KNOW-PedCKD

Session Information

Category: Pediatric Nephrology

  • 1700 Pediatric Nephrology


  • Lim, Seon Hee, Uijeongbu Eulji Medical Center, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Park, Eujin, Hallym University Medical Center, Yeongdeongpo-gu, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Han, Kyoung Hee, Jeju University Hospital, Jeju, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Kim, Seong heon, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Cho, Heeyeon, Samsung Medical Center, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Shin, Jae Il, Severance Hospital, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Cho, Min Hyun, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Daegu, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Lee, Joo Hoon, Asan Medical Center, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Ha, Il-Soo, Seoul National University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Jongno-gu, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Kang, Hee Gyung, Seoul National University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Jongno-gu, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Park, Peong Gang, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Sejong, Korea (the Republic of)
  • Ahn, Yo Han, Seoul National University College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Jongno-gu, Korea (the Republic of)

Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is an important value in kidney function evaluation, and it is useful to identify chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its progression. Clinicians use various equations to calculate eGFR which is based on serum creatinine (Cr) or cystatin C (CysC) concentration with other variables such as age, sex, and height. However, there is a lack of consensus on which equation is proper for patients in transition from adolescent to adult. Therefore, we evaluated the reliability of various eGFR calculation methods compared to measured isotope GFR (iGFR) in adolescents and young adults with CKD.


Seventy-three patients aged from 15 to 23 years were included in the KoreaN cohort study for Outcome in patients With Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease (KNOW-PedCKD). We compared measured iGFRs with various eGFR calculation equations; the bedside serum Cr based equation (SchwartzCr), the CysC based equation (SchwartzCysC), combined Cr and CysC-based Chronic Kidney Disease in Children equation (CKiDCr-CysC), the Cr-only CKD-EPI (CKD-EPICr), and combined Cr and CysC CKD-EPI equation (CKD-EPICr-CysC).


Fifty-two (71.2%) patients were male and 86.3% of patients had non-glomerular causes of CKD. A total of 136 measurements of iGFR was performed at the median age of 17.0 (interquartile range (IQR) 16.0–18.8) years. The mean iGFR was 42.2 ± 29.0 mL/min/1.73m2. The SchwartzCr equation had lowest bias (-0.6 mL/min/1.73m2), high correlation (0.96), and highest accuracy (81.6% within 30% of iGFR) while SchwartzCysC, CKiDCr-CysC, CKD-EPICr, and CKD-EPICr-CysC had an overestimation bias (+1.4, +2.1, +15.5 and +8.9 mL/min/1.73m2, respectively). In adolescents (n=93) from 15 to 18-year-old, the bias of SchwartzCr equation was lowest (+0.3 mL/min/1.73m2) and its accuracy was highest (81.7% within 30% of iGFR). In young adults (n=43) older than 18-year-old, the bias of the CKiDCr-CysC equation was lowest (+1.3 mL/min/1.73m2) and the accuracy of SchwartzCr was highest (81.4% within 30% of iGFR).


The SchwartzCr equation may be an optimal method to calculate eGFR in adolescents and young adults with CKD.