Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects approximately 40 percent of very low birth weight infants. Early onset is common, but its recognition, effects, and outcomes are underappreciated. Dr. Marin presents findings from a pilot investigation that aimed to utilize urinary biomarkers and renal tissue oxygenation trends to identify actual and/or potential subclinical acute kidney injury in premature infants weighing 1800 grams or less at birth. Will the findings from this study increase our ability to intervene sooner and reduce associated complications of AKI? Join us to explore this topic in-depth.
Describe why urinary protein biomarker measurement may be useful in predicting early onset subclinical acute kidney injury in preterm infants.
Discuss the usefulness of continuous bedside renal oxygenation monitoring with near-infrared spectroscopy.
Identify how physiologic biomarker analysis can be used at the bedside to predict and diagnose early AKI development in the preterm infant.
Elucidate when trends may predict early acute kidney injury onset in the preterm infant.
PhD, NNP-BC, FAANP,