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J Med Allied Sci. 2022; 12(2): 43-46

An outcome of acute kidney injury during pregnancy: An observation and prospective study from tertiary care hospital

Priyadarshi Mandal, Sucheta Biswas, Debasish Char, Mrittika Roy, Sangeeta Chhaya.


To study the management and outcome of Pregnancy-related Acute Kidney Injury (PRAKI) in obstetrics. This observational and prospective study was conducted in 9270 deliveries including 79 cases of AKI in pregnancy at a tertiary medical college and hospital for the duration of one year. All pregnant and postpartum women attending out patient department (OPD) and emergency as booked and unbooked cases were included in our study. A detailed analysis of all investigations, management and outcome were recorded. Diagnostic criteria of AKI include (a) sudden in onset oliguria (24hrs urine output 1.5mg/dl. In the present study the creatinine values during admission or during diagnosis ranged between 1.5 to 18.2 mg/dl with a mean of 4.53±3.24 mg/dl. Majority (51.9%) of the patients have values less than 4 mg/dl. Out of 79 cases, 38 patients required hemodialysis that comes up to 48.1%. Most of the sepsis patients (17 out of 32) required hemodialysis. Case fatality rate due to AKI was 16.46% in our study. Sepsis was responsible for more maternal death, 15.6% in this study. Total 59 patients (74.68%) were discharged in stable conditions.

Key words: Creatinine, Management, Outcome, Pregnancy-related Acute Kidney Injury

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