Articles tagged "acute kidney injury"

Higher Baseline Serum Creatinine Increases Mortality for Hospitalized Patients with Cirrhosis

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

This study showed that a rise in serum creatinine (SCr) of 0.7 mg/mL from baseline had 68% sensitivity and 80% specificity for predicting 30-day mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. This level of acute kidney injury (AKI) also doubled the chance of mortality within 30 days compared with cirrhotic patients without AKI.

Accuracy of Urine Electrolytes to Assess Etiology of Acute kidney injury

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Both the fractional excretion of sodium (FENa) and the fractional excretion of urea (FEUrea) have an established role as part of the work-up for determining if acute kidney injury (AKI) is due to a prerenal or intrarenal cause. Although both the FENa and FEUrea are helpful, they both have their limitations.