Biomarkers for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients.

  title={Biomarkers for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Gonzalez and François Vincent},
  journal={Minerva anestesiologica},
  volume={78 12},
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and frequently fatal illness in critically ill patients, with a high associated-mortality. Early recognition of kidney injury and prompt corrective measures may improve outcome. Finding an early, accurate and reproducible biomarker for AKI is a research priority. In recent years, many urinary or plasma proteins have been investigated, some of them promising, but the ideal biomarker remains to be discovered. Cystatin C, neutrophil gelatinase-associated… CONTINUE READING