A bedside tool predicted the need for dialysis after cardiac surgery: COMMENTARY

Rifkin, Dena E.; Sarnak, Mark J.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p81
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study on how a bedside tool can predict the need for post-operative dialysis in patients having cardiac surgery. He explained that researchers used a multicenter registry of cardiac surgeries and associated outcomes in studying how risk can be quantified. He claimed that despite minor limitations, the identification of a score that forecasted risk for dialysis requirement is a vital contribution to the research.


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