Acute kidney injury after out of hospital pediatric cardiac arrest
Resuscitation Aug 05, 2018
Cornell TT, et al. - In comatose children, the prevalence of severe acute kidney injury (AKI) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and the associated risk factors were evaluated. In addition, the influence of therapeutic hypothermia on severe AKI prevalence and its association with survival and functional outcomes were investigated. They performed a post hoc secondary analysis of data from the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital (THAPCA-OH) trial at 36 pediatric intensive care units in the US and Canada. Researchers encountered severe AKI frequently in children with ROSC after OHCA, especially in younger children and those with higher initial lactates and hemodynamic support. Worse survival and functional outcome were linked to severe AKI. Its incidence was not reduced with therapeutic hypothermia.
To read this article Sign up / Login for free
- Stay on top of policy changes & daily news that matter to you as a healthcare professional
- Update yourself with quick summaries from reputed journals in your specialty
- Earn from paid surveys and influence new developments in healthcare
- Participate in daily quizzes to improve skills and compete with peers
- Save yourself time, as we bring you these and more useful features all at one place!
You get a FREE lifetime membership, with a simple one-time sign up process!