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Are different hydroxyethyl starch solutions an independent risk factor for acute kidney injury in surgical critically ill patients? A retrospective analysis of 3,591 patients
© BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
- Published: 1 March 2010
- Independent Risk Factor
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis
- Creatinine Concentration
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication associated with increased mortality among ICU patients. The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively analyze the influence of different, saline-based hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions (tetrastarch, 6% HES 130/0.4; pentastarch, 10% HES 200/0.5) on the risk of AKI in a cohort of surgical ICU patients.
Data for 3,591 patients admitted to one of four ICUs of the University Hospital of Muenster from January 2000 until August 2008 were extracted from an electronic database and analyzed using univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses. AKI was defined as grade I or higher according to the RIFLE classification.
Neither of the investigated HES solutions (given within the recommended dose range) was an independent risk factor for AKI in the present cohort of surgical ICU patients.