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Removal of race from estimation of kidney function

Concerns regarding the incorrect use of race as a biological construct and the resulting negative effect on health equity have led to reconsideration of the inclusion of race in equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate. Now, two studies report that cystatin-C-based equations can accurately estimate glomerular filtration rate independent of race.

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Young, B.A. Removal of race from estimation of kidney function. Nat Rev Nephrol 18, 201–202 (2022).

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