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Simplified methods for assessment of renal function as the ratio of glomerular filtration rate to extracellular fluid volume

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  • Lars Jødal, Denmark
  • Jens Brøchner-Mortensen, Denmark
Instead of scaling glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to a body surface area of 1.73 m, it has been suggested to scale GFR to extracellular fluid volume (ECV). The ratio GFR/ECV has physiological meaning in that it indicates how often 'that which is to be regulated' (i.e. ECV) comes into contact with the 'regulator' (i.e. the kidneys).
Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Medicine Communications
Volume33
Issue12
Pages (from-to)1243-1253
Number of pages11
ISSN0143-3636
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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