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Is the height/plasma creatinine formula of Schwartz useful as a screening test in detecting Nigeria children with low GFR?

Publication ,  Journal Article
Gbadegesin, RA; Asinobi, AO; Osinusi, K; Adeyemo, AA
Published in: West Afr J Med
1995

A group of 42 children with renal diseases seen at the University College Hospital Ibadan were studied in order to evaluate the usefulness of the height/plasma creatinine formula of Schwartz et al i.e. GFR ml/min/1.73 m2 = 0.55 x Height (cm)/Plasma creatinine (mg/dl) in identifying children with renal impairment. The children were divided into 2 groups of those with GFR as measured by endogenous creatinine clearance (Ccr) < 60 ml/min/1.73 cm2 and those with CCr > 60 ml/min/1.73 cm2. There were 21 children in each group. In detecting patients with Ccr less than 60 ml/min/1.73 m2, Schwartz formula had a sensitivity of 52%, a specificity of 100%, a positive predictive value of 100% and a negative predictive value of 68%. It is concluded that in detecting patients with impaired renal function who may need more accurate methods of estimating GFR, Schwartz formula has a low sensitivity and therefore may not be useful as a screening method.

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Published In

West Afr J Med

ISSN

0189-160X

Publication Date

1995

Volume

14

Issue

4

Start / End Page

242 / 245

Location

Nigeria

Related Subject Headings

  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Nigeria
  • Male
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Humans
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Female
  • Creatinine
  • Child, Preschool
 

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Gbadegesin, R. A., Asinobi, A. O., Osinusi, K., & Adeyemo, A. A. (1995). Is the height/plasma creatinine formula of Schwartz useful as a screening test in detecting Nigeria children with low GFR? West Afr J Med, 14(4), 242–245.
Gbadegesin, R. A., A. O. Asinobi, K. Osinusi, and A. A. Adeyemo. “Is the height/plasma creatinine formula of Schwartz useful as a screening test in detecting Nigeria children with low GFR?West Afr J Med 14, no. 4 (1995): 242–45.
Gbadegesin RA, Asinobi AO, Osinusi K, Adeyemo AA. Is the height/plasma creatinine formula of Schwartz useful as a screening test in detecting Nigeria children with low GFR? West Afr J Med. 1995;14(4):242–5.
Gbadegesin, R. A., et al. “Is the height/plasma creatinine formula of Schwartz useful as a screening test in detecting Nigeria children with low GFR?West Afr J Med, vol. 14, no. 4, 1995, pp. 242–45.
Gbadegesin RA, Asinobi AO, Osinusi K, Adeyemo AA. Is the height/plasma creatinine formula of Schwartz useful as a screening test in detecting Nigeria children with low GFR? West Afr J Med. 1995;14(4):242–245.

Published In

West Afr J Med

ISSN

0189-160X

Publication Date

1995

Volume

14

Issue

4

Start / End Page

242 / 245

Location

Nigeria

Related Subject Headings

  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Nigeria
  • Male
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Humans
  • Glomerular Filtration Rate
  • General & Internal Medicine
  • Female
  • Creatinine
  • Child, Preschool