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Transient Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Independently Affect Postoperative Outcomes

Monday, December 24, 2018

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Source Name: Journal of Cardiac Surgery


Raul A. Borracci, Julio Macias Miranda, Carlos A. Ingino

Borracci and colleagues evaluated the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in 418 patients during in-hospital care after cardiac surgery. The authors found AKI in 17.5 % of patients when considering the worst kidney function measurement in the postoperative period compared to 4.5 % of patients when only considering kidney function at discharge. Transient AKI did not affect in-hospital outcomes independently of the patient’s preoperative renal function.

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