Does the Presence of Preoperative Proteinuria Predict Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury in Obese Patients Undergoing Elective Laparoscopic Surgery?

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship between preoperative proteinuria (having protein in your urine) and post-operative risk of kidney injury. The research team aim to determine the predictive value of preoperative proteinuria on the development of postoperative AKI in patients presenting for elective laparoscopic bariatric surgery at NYULMC. It is hypothesized that preoperative proteinuria will be associated with an increased incidence of AKI within 48 hours after elective laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Furthermore, since there is a wide range of reported prevalence of proteinuria in the bariatric patient population, part of the value of the study will be to provide a more definitive assessment of the prevalence of proteinuria in this surgical population.


Clinical Study Identifier: s16-00775
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02798042
Principal Investigator: Liliya Pospishil.
Other Investigator: Germaine Cuff.


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