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AKI in Critically Ill Patients After Noncardiac Major Surgery

AKI in Critically Ill Patients After Noncardiac Major Surgery

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication of major surgery. However, acute kidney injury occurring within the first 48 hours after surgery (early acute kidney injury) and therefore likely related to the surgery itself is possibly different from acute kidney injury occurring after 48 hours (late acute kidney injury). The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and identify differences in risk factors and outcomes between early and late acute kidney injury following major surgery.

We analyzed data from 3,499 patients and defined acute kidney injury according to full Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria and classified as early (48 hr or less) or late (> 48 hr to 7 d) based on time from surgery. Most surgery-related acute kidney injury occurred within 48 hours of surgery.

Acute kidney injury occurring within the first 48 hours was associated with underlying health, whereas acute kidney injury occurring after 48 hours was related to postoperative complications or drugs.

CriticalCare.news
September 8, 2019

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