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Nicholas Van Brandt wrote:
>Does anyone know if we can use the formula: ClCr = (140- age)* weight/70 or
>85 for female
>to estimate body weight of a patient ?
>Because I know the daily creatinine clerance and I know the age.
A useful starting point to estimate the weight of non-ambulant patients may
be the following paper
Atiea JA, Haboubi NY, Hudson PR, Sastry BD. Body weight estimation of
elderly patients by nomogram. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
1994; 42: 763-765.
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