Incidence and outcomes of acute kidney injury amongst patients in the Trauma ICU at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

David Lee Skinner, Dr TC Hardcastle


The trauma ICU undertakes their own management of patients with renal dysfunction including renal replacement therapy if necessary.

This study will entail a retrospective review of charts of patients presenting to the Trauma Unit at IALCH from March 2007 to March 2011, examining the urea, creatinine and urine output as determinants of acute kidney injury according to the RIFLE criteria for renal dysfunction. The reason for this study is that no study has been undertaken in this patient population group to date.

The outcomes of these patients will be reviewed in accordance with standard outcome markers such as Sequential Organ Failure Assessment scores, Injury Severity Scores and the RIFLE (Renal dysfunction criteria)