Major Adverse Kidney Events in Pediatric Sepsis.

TitleMajor Adverse Kidney Events in Pediatric Sepsis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsWeiss SL, Balamuth F, Thurm CW, Downes KJ, Fitzgerald JC, Laskin BL
JournalClin J Am Soc Nephrol
Date Published2019 Apr 18
ISSN1555-905X
Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Major adverse kidney events, a composite of death, new kidney replacement therapy, or persistent kidney dysfunction, is a potential patient-centered outcome for clinical trials in sepsis-associated kidney injury. We sought to determine the incidence of major adverse kidney events within 30 days and validate this end point in pediatric sepsis.

DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a retrospective observational study using the Pediatric Health Information Systems Plus database of patients >6 months to <18 years old with a diagnosis of severe sepsis/septic shock; orders for bacterial blood culture, antibiotics, and at least one fluid bolus on hospital day 0/1; and known hospital disposition between January 2007 and December 2011. The primary outcome was incidence of major adverse kidney events within 30 days. Major adverse kidney events within 30 days were validated against all-cause mortality at hospital discharge, hospital length of stay, total hospital costs, hospital readmission within 30 days and 1 year, and lowest eGFR between 3 months and 1 year after discharge. We reported incidence of major adverse kidney events within 30 days with 95% confidence intervals using robust SEM and used multivariable logistic regression to test the association of major adverse kidney events within 30 days with hospital costs and mortality.

RESULTS: Of 1685 admissions, incidence of major adverse kidney events within 30 days was 9.6% (95% confidence interval, 8.1% to 11.0%), including 4.5% (95% confidence interval, 3.5% to 5.4%) death, 1.7% (95% confidence interval, 1.1% to 2.3%) kidney replacement therapy, and 5.8% (95% confidence interval, 4.7% to 6.9%) persistent kidney dysfunction. Patients with versus without major adverse kidney events within 30 days had higher all-cause mortality at hospital discharge (28% versus 1%; <0.001), higher total hospital costs ($61,188; interquartile range, $21,272-140,356 versus $28,107; interquartile range, $13,056-72,697; <0.001), and higher proportion with eGFR<60 ml/min per 1.73 m between 3 months and 1 year after discharge (19% versus 4%; =0.001). Major adverse kidney events within 30 days was not associated with length of stay or readmissions.

CONCLUSIONS: In children with sepsis, major adverse kidney events within 30 days are common, feasible to measure, and a promising end point for future clinical trials.

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DOI10.2215/CJN.12201018
Alternate JournalClin J Am Soc Nephrol
PubMed ID31000518
Grant ListK23 HD091365 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States