, Volume 103, Issue 7, pp 569-576
Date: 09 Mar 2014

Comparison of modification of diet in renal disease and chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration formulas in predicting long-term outcomes in patients undergoing stent implantation due to stable coronary artery disease

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The aim was to assess the predictive value of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) using two formulas: modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) and chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration (CKD-EPI), in a population with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) undergoing percutaneous coronary revascularization (PCI).


The analyzed cohort included 3,141 consecutive patients with SCAD who underwent PCI, between January 2006 and December 2011. Follow-up data were available for 3,123 (99.4 %) patients.


The median follow-up was 1,127 days (interquartile range 566–1,634 days). During the observation period, 330 deaths were reported. In patients with serum creatinine (S-Cr) within normal range, eGFR by CKD-EPI equation predicted long-term outcome more accurately, than eGFR by MDRD formula—continuous Net Reclassification Improvement: 0.296 (95 % CI, 0.08–0.5 p = 0.03). In patients with elevated S-CR, eGFR calculated by both formulae had similar efficacy in assessing death risk. After adjustment for differences in clinical characteristics, both formulae were associated with mortality, but only in patients with elevated S-Cr: eGFR by MDRD (per 10 ml/min/1.73 m2) HR: 0.74 [95 % CI, 0.61–0.89, p = 0.002], eGFR by CKD-EPI (per 10 ml/min/1.73 m2) HR: 0.75 (95 % CI, 0.63–0.89, p = 0.001). After adjustment for covariates, eGFR by CKD-EPI equation did not offer more appropriate categorization of individuals with respect to long-term mortality.


Our results indicate that in multivariable analysis eGFR calculated by MDRD and CKD-EPI equations has similar predictive value. In a population of patients with SCAD and S-Cr within normal range, eGFR calculated by CKD-EPI equation outperforms eGFR calculated by MDRD equation in assessing death risk.