B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Critically Ill with Acute Kidney Injury

  title={B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Critically Ill with Acute Kidney Injury},
  author={Massimo de Cal and Mikko Haapio and Dinna Cruz and Paolo Lentini and Andrew A. House and Ilona Bobek and Grazia Maria Virz{\`i} and Valentina Corradi and Flavio Basso and Pasquale Piccinni and Angela D'Angelo and Jamie W. Chang and Mitchell H. Rosner and Claudio Ronco},
  booktitle={International journal of nephrology},
Introduction. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in the intensive care unit (ICU) and associated with poor outcome. Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a biomarker related to myocardial overload, and is elevated in some ICU patients. There is a high prevalence of both cardiac and renal dysfunction in ICU patients. Aims. To investigate whether plasma BNP levels in the first 48 hours were associated with AKI in ICU patients. Methods. We studied a cohort of 34 consecutive ICU patients… CONTINUE READING

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