Pediatric Reference Change Value Optimized for Acute Kidney Injury: Multicenter Retrospective Study in China

OBJECTIVES: The standard definition of pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) is evolving, especially for critically ill in the PICU. We sought to validate the application of the Pediatric Reference Change Value Optimized for Acute Kidney Injury in Children (pROCK) criteria in critically ill children. DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective study. SETTING: Six PICUs in mainland China. PATIENTS: One thousand six hundred seventy-eight hospitalized children admitted to the PICU with at least two creatinine values within 7 days. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: AKI was diagnosed and staged according to the Pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End-Stage Renal Disease (pRIFLE), the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), and the pROCK criteria. Multiple clinical parameters were assessed and analyzed along with 90-day follow-up outcomes. According to the definitions of pRIFLE, KDIGO, and pROCK, the prevalence of AKI in our cohort of 1,678 cases was 52.8% (886), 39.0% (655), and 19.0% (318), respectively. The presence of AKI, as defined by pROCK, was associated with increased number of injured organs, occurrence of sepsis, use of mechanical ventilation, use of continuous renal replace therapy (p
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research