Development and validation of an acute kidney injury risk index for patients undergoing general surgery: results from a national data set.

@article{Kheterpal2009DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of an acute kidney injury risk index for patients undergoing general surgery: results from a national data set.},
  author={Sachin Kheterpal and Kevin K Tremper and Michael Heung and Andrew L. Rosenberg and Michael J. Englesbe and Amy M Shanks and Darrell A. Campbell},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={505-15}
}
BACKGROUND The authors sought to identify the incidence, risk factors, and mortality impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) after general surgery using a large and representative national clinical data set. METHODS The 2005-2006 American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program participant use data file is a compilation of outcome data from general surgery procedures performed in 121 US medical centers. The primary outcome was AKI within 30 days, defined as an increase… CONTINUE READING
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