Hypoalbuminemia and acute kidney injury: a meta-analysis of observational clinical studies

@article{Wiedermann2010HypoalbuminemiaAA,
  title={Hypoalbuminemia and acute kidney injury: a meta-analysis of observational clinical studies},
  author={Christian J Wiedermann and Wolfgang Wiedermann and Michael Joannidis},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={1657-1665}
}
To test the hypothesis that hypoalbuminemia is independently associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI). A meta-analysis was performed of observational clinical studies evaluating the relationship between serum albumin level and the occurrence of AKI by multivariate methods. Additionally, the impact was assessed of lower serum albumin on mortality in patients who developed AKI. Eligible studies were sought by multiple methods, and adjusted odds ratios (OR) were quantitatively… CONTINUE READING