GFR in children can be obtained from a formula using SCr and height or various formulas including serum CysC. Recently, two new GFR formulas have been developed: (i) height and SCr-mSchwartz GFR and (ii) height, SCr, CysC, and serum urea (CKiD GFR). While these formulas proved to be accurate when compared to the gold standard, their use in children post-kidney Tx is yet to be assessed. A total of 1174 blood samples (urea, SCr and CysC) were analyzed from the post-Tx period in 24 Tx children (12 boys, median age = 8.6 yr) currently followed at our institution. CKiD GFR and mSchwartz GFR were compared using Bland-Altman analysis and the CV. The mSchwartz GFR overestimated the CKiD GFR (mean bias = 1.09 ± 0.14; 95% limits of agreements from 0.82 to 1.36). Median CV of CKiD GFR (10.3%) was significantly lower than that of mSchwartz GFR (15.0%), p = 0.04, and negatively correlated with the slope of GFR (r(2) = 0.34, p = 0.0026). In conclusion, CKiD GFR has a significantly lower intraindividual variation than mSchwartz GFR and may be better suited for longitudinal follow-up of patients post-Tx.
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