Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 10th, 2005
Led by Dr. Glenn M. Chertow of University of California San Francisco, the researchers analyzed data on 9,210 hospitalized patients who underwent serum creatinine measurement, a standard test of kidney function. The researchers sought to determine the rate of increases in serum creatinine, a sign of acute kidney injury and whether the occurrence of AKI affected the patients' risk of dying in the hospital.
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