Selecting a prognostic renal surrogate for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing transarterial chemoembolization

Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 05/02/2012

The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) according the modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) equation may provide better prognostic accuracy than the chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration (CKD–EPI) equation independent of liver functional reserve and tumor staging, and is a more feasible renal surrogate for outcome prediction in CKD stage 1–3 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients receiving TACE.

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