Serum creatinine measurement immediately after cardiac surgery and prediction of acute kidney injury
Ho, J, Reslerova, M, Gali, B, Nickerson, P, Rush, D, Sood, M, Bueti, J, Komenda, P, Pascoe, E, Arora, R, Rigatto, C.
American Journal of Kidney Diseases
After heart surgery, acute kidney injury (AKI) confers substantial long-term risk of death and chronic kidney disease. We hypothesized that small changes in serum creatinine (SCr) levels measured within a few hours of exit from the operating room could help discriminate those at low versus high risk of AKI.