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its an equation used to calculate gfr in adults.

The formula for the Cockcroft-Gault equation: Estimated creatinine clearance, or GFR =

[(140-Age) * Mass (in kg)] \ [72 * Serum creatinine (in mg/dL)] If the patient is female, multiply the above by 0.85

The steps, for clarity, are as follows:

1) Subtract the patient's age from 140 2) Multiply by the mass of the patient in kg 3) Multiply the patient's serum creatinine (in mg/dL) by 72 4) Divide the total from 2) by the total from 3) 5) If the patient is female, take the total from 4) and multiply by 0.85

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