Peri-op Anemia Is Risk for Post-op Acute Kidney Injury
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Anemia either before or after surgery is associated with an incremental risk for postoperative acute kidney injury, and perhaps long-term mortality, a database analysis has concluded. Although prior research identified both preoperative and postoperative anemia as potential risk factors for complications after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, their relationship with AKI had not been defined with any degree of clarity.

“Over the last four decades, despite identifying multiple risk factors and preventive measures, the incidence of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery hasn’t changed,” said Miklos Kertai, MD, PhD, associate professor of anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, N.C. “On the contrary, it has actually increased. And as we all know, once patients develop postoperative AKI, they will require substantial mobilization of health care resources, and their chances of survival are reduced.”....

http://www.anesthesiologynews.com/Clinical-Anesthesiology/Article/03-17/Periop-Anemia-Is-Risk-for-Postop-Acute-Kidney-Injury/40566
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