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An Assessment of the Accuracy of Creatinine Measurements in Guyana

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.518
Pages: 
4-8
Synopsis: 
The accuracy of creatinine measurements in 16 Guyanese medical laboratories was assessed using blinded creatinine reference specimens. Creatinine methods in use in Guyana demonstrated imprecision and bias such that routine reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rates cannot be recommended at this time.

ABSTRACT

Background: The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is relatively high in Guyana. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) reporting allows for early-stage CKD identification when therapeutic interventions can prevent CKD progression. Accurate creatinine measurements are essential for valid eGFR calculations.

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Jun, 2017

Relationship between Early Life Factors and Renal Function in Afro-Caribbean Young Adults: Analysis from the Jamaica 1986 Birth Cohort Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.450
Pages: 
165-72
Synopsis: 
This study examines the relationship between birth weight and renal function among an Afro-Caribbean population of young adults from the 1986 Jamaica Birth Cohort. Our analyses show significant associations between low birth weight and reduced, estimated, glomerular filtration rate.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the relationship between intrauterine growth and renal function among Jamaican young adults.

Accepted: 
08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Sep, 2015
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