Acute Kidney Injury Following Exploratory Laparotomy and Temporary Abdominal Closure.

@article{Loftus2017AcuteKI,
  title={Acute Kidney Injury Following Exploratory Laparotomy and Temporary Abdominal Closure.},
  author={Tyler J. Loftus and Azra Bihorac and Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti and Janeen R. Jordan and Chasen A. Croft and R. Stephen Smith and Philip Alexander Efron and Fredrick Moore and Alicia M. Mohr and Scott C. Brakenridge},
  journal={Shock},
  year={2017},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          5-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) following exploratory laparotomy and temporary abdominal closure (TAC) is poorly understood but clinically significant. We hypothesized that the prevalence of AKI would be highest 96 h following TAC, early hypoxemia would predict AKI, and that AKI would be an independent predictor of mortality. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 251 acute care surgery patients managed with TAC by negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Kidney Disease… CONTINUE READING