Correlation of ultrasonographically determined renal cortical thickness and renal length with estimated glomerular filtration rate in chronic kidney disease patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. The incidence and prevalence of kidney failure are rising, the outcomes are poor, and the costs of management are high1 . Chronic kidney disease is defined as either kidney damage or glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60 mL/min/1.73m2 for ≥3 months. Kidney damage is defined as pathologic abnormalities in blood or urine tests or imaging studies1..


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