Plasma cystatin C and acute kidney injury after cardiopulmonary bypass.

  title={Plasma cystatin C and acute kidney injury after cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={Ron Wald and Orfeas Liangos and Mary C. Perianayagam and Alexey Y Kolyada and Stefan Herget-Rosenthal and Cyril David Mazer and Bertrand L. Jaber},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={5 8},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Little is known about the performance of plasma cystatin C (CysC) in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and its utility in the early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI). In this post hoc analysis, the goal was to determine whether plasma cystatin C, measured 2 hours after the conclusion of CPB, is a reliable marker of AKI. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Plasma CysC was measured in 150 patients undergoing CPB at the following times… CONTINUE READING
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