Journal article

Point-of-care creatinine measurements to predict acute kidney injury

Suvi T Vaara, Neil Glassford, Glenn M Eastwood, Emmanuel Canet, Johan Martensson, Rinaldo Bellomo

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Plasma creatinine (Cr) is a marker of kidney function and typically measured once daily. We hypothesized that Cr measured by point-of-care technology early after ICU admission would be a good predictor of acute kidney injury (AKI) the next day in critically ill patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective database audit in a single tertiary ICU database. We included patients with normal first admission Cr (CrF ) and identified a Cr value (CrP ) obtained within 6-12 hours from ICU admission. We used their difference converted into percentage (delta-Cr-%) to predict subsequent AKI (based on Cr and/or need for renal replacement therapy) the next day. We assessed predictive value ..

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