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June 16, 2004

Methods for Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(23):2819-2820. doi:10.1001/jama.291.23.2819-c

To the Editor: In their study of prognostic factors for new-onset kidney disease in community-dwelling individuals, Dr Fox and colleagues1 used the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study formula to estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). However, this formula does not appear among the 7 equations for estimation of GFR in a reference that the authors cited.2