The predictive performance of plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) increases with grade of acute kidney injury.

@article{HaaseFielitz2009ThePP,
  title={The predictive performance of plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) increases with grade of acute kidney injury.},
  author={Anja Haase-Fielitz and Rinaldo Bellomo and Prasad Devarajan and Michael R Bennett and David Story and George S Matalanis and Ulrich A Frei and Duska Dragun and Michael V Haase},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={3349-54}
}
BACKGROUND In adult cardiac surgery, the predictive value for AKI of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) appears to have wide variability. The choice of definition of acute kidney injury (AKI) might, at least in part, account for such variability. METHODS In a prospective study of 100 adult cardiac surgery patients, we assessed the value of postoperative plasma NGAL in predicting AKI according to the degree of severity used for its definition. RESULTS The predictive value of… CONTINUE READING

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