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LOPEZ LABRADA, Roberto; CASADO MENDEZ, Pedro Rafael; RICARDO ZAMORA, Yamilé  and  DEL CASTILLO REMON, Irene Luisa. Effectiveness of the Cockcroft-Gault and MDRD-abbreviated formula for the detection of chronic renal failure in primary care. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp.188-197. ISSN 1029-3019.

A comparative and prospective study of cohorts type, which included 1038 patients, assisted in the doctor's office No. 5 of "Joël Benítez Borges" University Polyclinic in Cauto Cristo, Granma province was carried out from April, 2011 to November, 2012, in order to determine the effectiveness of the MDRD-abbreviated formula, and the Cockcroft-Gault and Cockcroft-Gault formulas corrected for the detection of chronic renal failure in the affected patients with normal serum creatinine. The group of patients with normal serum creatinine was compared according to normal or decreased glomerular filtrate. The prevalence of chronic renal failure was of 11,9, 10,9 and 11,0 % for the MDRD-abbreviated formula, Cockcroft-Gault and Cockcroft-Gault corrected, respectively. It was demonstrated the simplicity and effectiveness of the MDRD-abbreviated formula in the screening of the chronic renal failure, mainly in aged and hypertensive women.

Keywords : chronic renal failure; screening; glomerular filtrate; MDRD-abbreviated formula; Cockcroft-Gault formula; primary health care.

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