Implications of acute kidney injury after heart transplantation: what a surgeon should know.

@article{Santo2011ImplicationsOA,
  title={Implications of acute kidney injury after heart transplantation: what a surgeon should know.},
  author={Luca Salvatore De Santo and Gianpaolo Romano and Cristiano Amarelli and Ciro Maiello and Francesco Baldascino and Ciro Bancone and Francesco Maria Grimaldi and Gianantonio Nappi},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1355-61; discussion 1361}
}
OBJECTIVE Data regarding risks and consequences of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac transplantation are dismissingly few and unclear. This study defined the incidence, risk factors and prognostic implication of AKI in a single-center cohort operated on between January 1999 and December 2008. METHODS Data from 307 consecutive recipients (mean age: 47.42 ± 13.58, 20.5% female, 18.9% diabetics, 19.5% with previous cardiac operations, 26.4% hospitalized, 78.4 ± 33.7 ml min(-1) preoperative… CONTINUE READING