Another look at Questions

robert bell rmsbell200 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Jan 10 22:24:47 UTC 2016


Excellent points. I have often wondered if the definition of Chronic Renal Failure is set too high.

Rob Bell, MD
> On Jan 10, 2016, at 12:33 PM, hszerlip at gmail.com <hszerlip at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> One of the problems with giving patients all their lab results is that oftentimes labs that are "abnormal" gave no clinical significance and only will result in patient anxiety and likely ordering of more tests. A creatinine of 1.1 in an 81 year old female will have an eGFR of 47. This will often result in an unnecessary consult to a nephrologist.








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