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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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ALARCON MARTINEZ, Yanet; RISCO ALMENARES, Gladys Melvys; LOPEZ LASTRE, Guadalupe  and  CARBAJALES, Ana Isabel. Application of Cockcroft and Gault formula in the community. AMC [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.6. ISSN 1025-0255.

The good operation of renal system is one of the most important biological processes for the conservation of the internal enviroment and indispensable for a good state of health. With the objective to assess the renal function through the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by means of the Cockcroft and Gault formula an observacional descriptive study was carried out to 216 patients older than 20 years in a doctor's office from Guáimaro municipality, that constituted the sample of the study from June 2004 to March 2006. Qualitative and quantitative variables were utilized like weight, age, sex, personal pathological antecedents, determination of serumal creatinine and the GFR was calculated to each patient applying the formula; these data were collected in a survey. With the information obtained in a Pentium 3 microcomputer a database was created by means of the SPSS - 10 statistical program. In the sample studied was detected a 11.5% of patients with pathological GFR. The mild decrease of the glomerular filtered was the most frequent alteration found. Arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus were the pathological antecedents most presented. The utilization of this formula reported savings of $ 172.80 and was achieved to inquest 25 patients with pathological GFR without clinical manifestations of chronic renal insufficiency.

Keywords : kidney function tests; glomerular filtration rate.

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