Acute kidney injury and posttrauma multiple organ failure: the canary in the coal mine.

@article{Wohlauer2012AcuteKI,
  title={Acute kidney injury and posttrauma multiple organ failure: the canary in the coal mine.},
  author={Max Valentin Wohlauer and Angela Sauaia and Ernest Eugene Moore and C Clay Cothren Burlew and Anirban Banerjee and Jeffrey R. Johnson},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={373-8; discussion 379-80}
}
BACKGROUND Despite improved resuscitation strategies, acute kidney injury (AKI) remains an important cause of morbidity and high resource use among severely injured patients. Thus, we conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the epidemiology and outcomes of early AKI among severely injured patients as well as its impact on the development of postinjury multiple organ failure (MOF). METHODS We queried our 17-year database of high-risk postinjury patients (Injury Severity Score >15, age >15… CONTINUE READING
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