Journal article

Interobserver agreement for post mortem renal histopathology and diagnosis of acute tubular necrosis in critically ill patients.

Neil J Glassford, Alison Skene, Maria B Guardiola, Matthew J Chan, Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo, Kim Solez

Crit Care Resusc | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The renal histopathology of critically ill patients dying with acute kidney injury (AKI) in intensive care units of high income countries remains uncertain. METHODS: Retrospective observational assessment of interobserver agreement in the reporting of renal post mortem histopathology, and the ability of pathologists blinded to the clinical context to independently identify the presence of pre-mortem AKI from digital images of histological sections from 34 critically ill patients dying in teaching hospitals in Australia and Canada. RESULTS: We identified a heterogeneous cohort with a median age of 65 years (interquartile range [IQR], 56.5-77), APACHE II score of 27 (IQR, 19-33), a..

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