Journal article

Effect of nephrology follow-up on long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Nan Ye, Ying Xu, Rinaldo Bellomo, Martin Gallagher, Amanda Y Wang

Nephrology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with poor short-term and long-term clinical outcomes. The role of nephrology follow-up in post-AKI management remains uncertain. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed examining all randomized controlled trials and observational studies assessing the effect of nephrology follow-up on patients' clinical outcomes. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality. The secondary outcomes were renal outcomes, which were defined as a composite of requirement of permanent dialysis and recurrent AKI. Pooled analysis was performed using a random-effect model. RESULTS: We identified six studies (8972 patients, mean follow-up of 49 months)...

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