Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and determinants of AKI in a large cohort of cardiac arrest patients. Methods: We reviewed all patients admitted, for at least 48 hours, to our Dept. of Intensive Care after CA between January 2008 and October 2012. AKI was defined as oligo-anuria (daily urine output <0.5 ml/kg/h) and/or an increase in serum creatinine (>= 0.3 mg/dl from admission value within 48 hours or a 1.5 time from baseline level). Demographics, comorbidities, CA details, and ICU interventions were recorded. Neurological outcome was assessed at 3 months using the Cerebral Performance Category scale (CPC 1-2 = favorable outcome; 3-5 = poor outcome). Results: A total of 199 patients were included, 85 (43%) of whom developed AKI during the ICU stay. Independent predictors of AKI development were older age, chronic renal disease, higher dose of epinephrine, in-hospital CA, presence of shock during the ICU stay, a low creatinine clearance (CrCl) on admission and a high cumulative fluid balance at 48 hours. Patients with AKI had higher hospital mortality (55/85 vs. 57/114, p = 0.04), but AKI was not an independent predictor of poor 3-month neurological outcome. Conclusions: AKI occurred in more than 40% of patients after CA. These patients had more severe hemodynamic impairment and needed more aggressive ICU therapy; however the development of AKI did not influence neurological recovery.
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|Titolo:||Acute kidney injury after cardiac arrest|
|Citazione:||Tujjar, O., Mineo, G., Dell'Anna, A., Poyatos Robles, B., Donadello, K., Scolletta, S., et al. (2015). Acute kidney injury after cardiac arrest. CRITICAL CARE, 19(1), 169-180.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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