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Correcting eGFR for the effects of ART on tubular creatinine secretion: does one size fit all?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalAntiviral therapy
Issue number5

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Several antiretrovirals including dolutegravir, rilpivirine and cobicistat inhibit tubular creatinine secretion, leading to benign increases in serum creatinine and reductions in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). This commentary discusses the magnitude and pattern of eGFR decline, whether this can be overcome by applying a standardized correction factor (as reported by Brunet et al. in Antiviral Therapy), the value of serial eGFR measures to detect rapid eGFR decline and the potential utility of cystatin C as an alternative biomarker of kidney function.

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