Systematic review and consensus definitions for the Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine (StEP) initiative: renal endpoints
DR McIlroy, R Bellomo, FT Billings, K Karkouti, JR Prowle, AD Shaw, PS Myles
BRITISH JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Renal injury is a common perioperative complication. The adoption of renal endpoints, standardised and valid for use in perioperative clinical trials, would enhance the quality of perioperative clinical research. The Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine (StEP) initiative was established to derive standardised endpoints for use in perioperative clinical trials. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify renal endpoints currently reported in perioperative clinical trials. In parallel, an initial list of candidate endpoints was developed based on renal theme group expertise. A multi-round Delphi consensus process was used to refine this list and produce a sui..View full abstract
We thank the British Journal of Anaesthesia for sponsoring a workshop at the Monash University Prato Centre, Italy, in June 2015.