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Urinary Biomarkers Predict Advanced Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiovascular Surgery

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Source Name: Critical Care


Jian-Jhong Wang, Nai-Hsin Chi, Tao-Min Huang, Rory Connolly, Liang Wen Chen, Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh, Wei-Chih Kan, Chih-Cheng Lai, Vin-Cent Wu, Ji-Tseng Fang, Tzong Shinn Chu, Kwan-Dun Wu

The authors have used a number of novel kidney related biomarkers to improve the identification of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) and its likely progression. This is an important issue in cardiac surgery, as the outcomes after significant kidney injury can be quite devastating. If we can improve on watching creatinine changes, we can then look at interventions which may reduce the incidence or severity of AKI.

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