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Title: Estimation of kidney function for medication dosing in adult patients with chronic kidney disease: a practice update
Authors: Mirkov, Sanja 
Scuderi, Carla 
Lloyd, Jess
Coutsouvelis, John
O'Connor, Shaun
Potts, Simon
Newman, Suzanne
Roberts, Jason 
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Source: Mirkov, S., Scuderi, C., Lloyd, J., Coutsouvelis, J., O'Connor, S., Potts, S., Newman, S. and Roberts, J. (2024), Estimation of kidney function for medication dosing in adult patients with chronic kidney disease: a practice update. J Pharm Pract Res, 54: 94-106.
Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
Abstract: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health concern with a growing disease burden and inequalities in access to treatments. Glo-merularfiltration rate (GFR) is accepted as the best overall measure of kidney function and is considered the most important measurefor medications cleared by the kidneys. In clinical practice, equations that estimate GFR using validated prediction equations are rou-tinely used. This practice update was developed by a Working Group comprising clinical pharmacists representing the Society of Hos-pital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) Specialty Practice streams of Nephrology, Oncology and haematology, Critical care andInfectious diseases. It is intended to provide practical recommendations for clinical pharmacists who use equations to estimate GFR formedication dosing decisions. The limitations of the various equations in use—such as the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Col-laboration (CKD-EPI), the Cockcroft–Gault equation and Modification of Diet in Renal Disease—are summarised and compared todirect measures of kidney function using exogenous markers. The CKD-EPI equation is recommended to be used routinely as a primarymeasure of kidney function. Dose adjustments should also consider medication-specific, patient-related, and disease-related characteris-tics. Kidney function and the response to therapy should be continuously assessed by monitoring the signs, symptoms and disease out-comes, the emergence of adverse reactions or medication-induced disorders and use therapeutic drug monitoring (if available) to adjustdoses accordingly.
Description: Cairns & Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) affiliated author: Sanja Mirkov
DOI: 10.1002/jppr.1884
Keywords: chronic kidney disease;medication dosing;eGFR;estimation of kidney function;glomerular filtration rate
Type: Article
Appears in Sites:Cairns & Hinterland HHS Publications

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