Cystatin C Levels as a Prognostic Index in Acute Kidney Injury in Intensive Care Unit Patients
Objectives: To study correlation of cystatin C levels in prognosis of AKI. Assessment of relation of cystatin C levels with outcome, severity of AKI. Materials and methods: Single centre, Prospective, Observational Study done in patients admitted in ICU at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. 60 Patients who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in study. Results: At the end of study, 25 patients were dead (non survivors) and 35 patients were alive (survivors). We observed that there is no significant difference (p value > 0.05) in mean age of survivors and mean age of non survivors in our study. We observed that there is no significant difference (p value > 0.05) in gender wise mortality rates in AKI patients admitted in ICU. Conclusion: Serum cystatin C levels have prognostic value in terms of mortality in Acute Kidney Injury patients admitted in Intensive Care Unit.