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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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SOLIZ ALCONZ, Hazel Vivian; QUIROGA FERRUFINO, Paola Maria Fernanda; RODRIGO POZO, Sergio  and  RENGEL CLAROS, Fernando. Kidney function evaluation with CKD-EPI equation and risk factors that prevent its decrease in elderly people. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2017, vol.40, n.1, pp.24-28. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objective: to estimate the glomerular filtration rate using the CKD-EPI equation, based on the serum creatinine concentration in patients over 60 years of age, in order to staging them, as well as to identify the risk factors that lead to the progression of their decrease by differentiating them by age and sex. Method: a cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in patients older than 60 years of age who attended the Hospital Municipal Andrés Cuschieri from Colcapirhua during the months of January to June 2016 with a sample of 408 patients from whom it was realized the review of the clinical history, and estimation of glomerular filtration from the CKD-EPI formula, with subsequent classification and identification of risk factors. Results: among the most outstanding are that the female sex has less glomerular filtration, age was not a predisposing factor in this group, the risk factors associated with its decrease were hypertension, diabetes mellitus and a modified BMI. Conclusions: the use and knowledge of the CKD-EPI equation is an instrument of timely screening and staging; however, the identification and correction of risk factors are important in preventing the progression of the disease.

Keywords : chronic kidney disease; creatinine; CKD-EPI; risk factors.

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