Journal article

Urinary interleukin-18 does not predict acute kidney injury after adult cardiac surgery: a prospective observational cohort study

Michael Haase, Rinaldo Bellomo, David Story, Piers Davenport, Anja Haase-Fielitz

CRITICAL CARE | BMC | Published : 2008


INTRODUCTION: Urinary interleukin-18 (IL-18) measured during the immediate postoperative period could be a promising predictor of acute kidney injury following adult cardiac surgery. METHODS: In a single-centre prospective observational cohort study, we enrolled 100 adult cardiac surgical patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass at a tertiary hospital. We measured the urinary concentration of IL-18 and creatinine preoperatively, on arrival in the intensive care unit, and 24 hours postoperatively. We assessed urinary IL-18 concentration and urinary IL-18/urinary creatinine ratio in relation to the postoperative development of acute kidney injury defined as an increase in serum creatinine of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

MH holds a postdoctoral Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Germany. This study was partly funded by a grant from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and by the Austin Hospital Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Trust Fund.