Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in acute kidney injury superimposed on chronic kidney disease after cardiac surgery: a multicenter prospective study

@inproceedings{Doi2013PlasmaNG,
  title={Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in acute kidney injury superimposed on chronic kidney disease after cardiac surgery: a multicenter prospective study},
  author={Kent Doi and Masahiro Urata and Daisuke Katagiri and Mikako Inamori and Seiichiro Murata and Motoyuki Hisagi and Minoru Ono and Takehiro Matsubara and Takeshi Ishii and Naoki Yahagi and Masaomi Nangaku and Eisei Noiri},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is reportedly useful for post-cardiac surgery acute kidney injury (AKI). Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a strong risk factor for AKI development, no clinical evaluation of plasma NGAL has specifically examined AKI occurring in patients with CKD. This study evaluated plasma NGAL in AKI superimposed on CKD after cardiac surgery. METHODS This study prospectively evaluated 146 adult patients with scheduled cardiac… CONTINUE READING