Validation of the Kidney Failure Risk Equation in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Tangri, N., Ferguson, T., Wiebe, C., Eng, F., Nash, M., Astor, B., Lam, N., Ye, F., Shin, J., Whitlock, R., Yuen, D.
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
Predicting allograft failure in kidney transplant recipients can help plan renal replacement therapy and guide patient-provider communication. The kidney failure risk equation (KFRE) accurately predicts the need for dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but has not been validated in kidney transplant recipients. We sought to validate the 4-variable KFRE (age, sex, estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR], and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio [ACR]) for prediction of 2- and 5-year death-censored allograft failure.