Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Pediatric Patients Undergoing He
For pediatric patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), postoperative nadir platelet counts are associated with the severity of acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a review published online in Pediatric Anesthesia.
Shannon Tew, MD, from Camelback Anesthesiology Consultants in Tempe, Arizona, and colleagues conducted a retrospective review of medical records and database for a single institution over a 5-year period for 814 patients younger than 21 years of age undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB. They captured demographics, laboratory, and surgical characteristics, and recorded clinical event rates.