Preoperative estimated glomerular filtration rate predicts overall mortality in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy

Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 05/17/2012

Assessment of eGFR is an important metric in the overall evaluation of patient health and should be considered in combination with patient age and other medical comorbidities when selecting the initial treatment of prostate cancer. While prostate cancer–specific outcomes do not appear to be impacted by renal function, overall survival is decreased in those with lower and higher than normal eGFR.

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