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The Cockcroft-Gault equation for estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) or creatinine clearance (CCr) was originally published (1) with total body weight rather than “lean body weight” as we wrote in our article. The equation should read as follows:
It should be emphasized that in their original article, Cockcroft and Gault also stated that “a correction to lean or ideal body weight is advised when these abnormalities [extracellular fluid or fat] are pronounced.” Thus ideal, rather than total, body weight should be used in states of edema or adiposity.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation