CORRELATION OF RENAL DIMENSIONS AND GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE WITH HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BODY MASS INDEX, AND BODY SURFACE AREA IN CHILDREN
Keywords:Age, Weight, Height, Body mass index, Body surface area
Objective: The objective of the study was to estimate glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and renal dimension and establish a correlation with age, weight, height, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area (BSA) of children and to measure renal dimensions (craniocaudal length, anteroposterior length, and transverse length) of both kidneys of 1–10 years children.
Methods: A total of 500 children from 1 to 10 years old were screened by ultrasonography to measure renal craniocaudal length, anteroposterior length, and transverse width of the kidney. Length, width, thickness, and cortical size of the kidneys were also measured.
Results: There was a positive correlation of renal dimension with age, weight, height, BMI, and BSA. There also was a positive correlation of eGFR with other renal parameters.
Conclusion: Renal dimension and eGFR were correlate with age, weight, height, BMI, and BSA in children.
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