Camara P. Jones
Bio: Camara P. Jones is an academic researcher from National Institutes of Health. The author has contributed to research in topics: Renal function & Creatinine. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 536 citations.
TL;DR: Mean serum creatinine values are higher in men, non-Hispanic blacks, and older persons and are lower in Mexican-Americans, and it is not clear to what extent the variability by sex, age, and age reflects normal physiological differences rather than the presence of kidney disease.
TL;DR: In the early 1990s, the National Kidney Foundation (K/DOQI) developed a set of clinical practice guidelines to define chronic kidney disease and to classify stages in the progression of kidney disease.
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors used the modified isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS)-traceable 4-variable modified modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) study equation to estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for Japanese patients.
TL;DR: CKD is common and warrants improved detection and classification using standardized criteria to improve outcomes, and CCr estimates showed a steeper decline with age and were lower in non-Hispanic blacks.
TL;DR: Current methods of measuring GFR and GFR-estimating equations and their strengths and weaknesses as applied to chronic kidney disease are considered.
Abstract: In the coming years, estimates of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) may replace the measurement of serum creatinine as the primary tool for the assessment of kidney function. Indeed, many clinical laboratories already report estimated GFR values whenever serum creatinine is measured. This review considers current methods of measuring GFR and GFR-estimating equations and their strengths and weaknesses as applied to chronic kidney disease.
TL;DR: Evidence suggests that patients who have had acute kidney injury are at increased risk of subsequent chronic kidney disease, and new diagnostic techniques (eg, renal biomarkers) might help with early diagnosis.