Use of microalbuminuria as a predictor of outcome in critically ill patients

K. L. Mackinnon, Z. Molnár, D. Lowe, I. D. Watson, E. Shearer

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Abstract

We have investigated the use of microalbuminuria as a predictor of outcome in a pilot study involving 50 critically ill patients in a six-bed hospital intensive care unit (ICU). Urinary microalbumin:creatinine (M:Cr) ratios measured only 6 h after admission to the ICU demonstrated a significant difference (P = 0.01) between survivors and non-survivors, allowing rapid identification of patients at increased risk of developing organ failure and at greater risk of death. This work suggests that earlier identification of these patients using a rapid, simple, inexpensive biochemical test is possible; if confirmed in a larger study, it may be that clinical interventions can be targeted at those most likely to benefit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume84
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

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Critical Illness
Intensive Care Units
Survivors
Creatinine

Keywords

  • Complications, microalbuminuria
  • Complications, morbidity
  • Complications, mortality
  • Intensive care, audit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Mackinnon, K. L., Molnár, Z., Lowe, D., Watson, I. D., & Shearer, E. (2000). Use of microalbuminuria as a predictor of outcome in critically ill patients. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 84(2), 239-241.

Use of microalbuminuria as a predictor of outcome in critically ill patients. / Mackinnon, K. L.; Molnár, Z.; Lowe, D.; Watson, I. D.; Shearer, E.

In: British Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol. 84, No. 2, 02.2000, p. 239-241.

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Mackinnon, KL, Molnár, Z, Lowe, D, Watson, ID & Shearer, E 2000, 'Use of microalbuminuria as a predictor of outcome in critically ill patients', British Journal of Anaesthesia, vol. 84, no. 2, pp. 239-241.
Mackinnon, K. L. ; Molnár, Z. ; Lowe, D. ; Watson, I. D. ; Shearer, E. / Use of microalbuminuria as a predictor of outcome in critically ill patients. In: British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2000 ; Vol. 84, No. 2. pp. 239-241.
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