Journal article

A multi-centre evaluation of the RIFLE criteria for early acute kidney injury in critically ill patients

Sean M Bagshaw, Carol George, Irina Dinu, Rinaldo Bellomo

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2008


BACKGROUND: The Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative Working Group recently developed the RIFLE criteria, a consensus definition for acute kidney injury (AKI). We sought to evaluate the RIFLE criteria on the day of ICU admission in a large heterogenous population of critically ill patients. METHODS: Retrospective interrogation of prospectively collected data from the Australian New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database. We evaluated 120 123 patients admitted for >/=24 h from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2005 from 57 ICUs across Australia. RESULTS: The median (IQR) age was 64.3 (50.8-75.4) years, 59.5% were male, 28.6% had co-morbid disease, 50.3% were medical admissions and the..

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