Open Access Review

Models for Predicting Risk of Acute Kidney Injury after Liver Surgery

Received: 05 February 2018;  Published: 16 May 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.hg.1802007


Background & Aims. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication of liver surgery and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The incidence of AKI following hepatic surgery can be as high as 94%, with highest rates seen following orthotopic liver transplantation, particularly when extended criteria grafts are used. Strategies to identify patients at risk of AKI may enable early interventions to prevent or minimise AKI. Methods. A systematic review was conducted using PubMe [...]