Kidney Education
Glomerular-filtration Rate: It is a rate at which blood is
filtered through glomeruli in a minute. It tells us that how
much the kidneys are functioning. It can be measured or
estimated. There are various formulas for measuring GFR:
1. Cockcroft gault
2. Modified diet MDRD
3. Creatinine clearance (Urine)
4. Others
How to estimate GFR:
1. Inulin
2. DTPA
Most commonly used are CGF and DTPA
Using this GFR we can differentiate chronic kidney
disease(CKD) into different stages
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
Stage 5 D
Stage 5 T
Patient can himself calculate GFR easily by computed
formulas which