Acute Kidney Injury Reduces Survival in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

  title={Acute Kidney Injury Reduces Survival in Very Low Birth Weight Infants},
  author={Rajesh H. Koralkar and Namasivayam Ambalavanan and Emily B Levitan and Gerald McGwin and Stuart L. Goldstein and David J. Askenazi},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
Acute kidney injury (AKI) independently predicts mortality in children and adults. Our understanding of the epidemiology of AKI in very LBW (VLBW) infants is limited to retrospective studies. After adjustment for demographics, comorbidities, and interventions, infants with AKI have decreased survival compared with those without AKI. The study was conducted in regional quaternary care NICU of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. VLBW infants were followed prospectively and were classified… CONTINUE READING


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