Natriuretic peptides for early prediction of acute kidney injury in community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Nowak2013NatriureticPF,
  title={Natriuretic peptides for early prediction of acute kidney injury in community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Albina Nowak and Tobias Breidthardt and Sarah Dejung and Mirjam Christ-Crain and Roland B Bingisser and Beatrice Drexler and Christophe Meune and David Marono and Tamina Mosimann and Beat Mueller and Christian M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={419},
  pages={67-72}
}
BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is common and associated with a considerable risk of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS We prospectively enrolled 341 patients presenting to the emergency department with CAP (mean age 72, male 61%). Blinded measurements of three natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP, MR-proANP and BNP) were performed upon presentation. The primary endpoint was the accuracy of the natriuretic peptides to predict AKI within 48h. RESULTS AKI occurred in 24 patients (7.6… CONTINUE READING