This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition acute kidney injury
Treatments conventional management arm, aki sniffer instigated aki management
Sponsor Mayo Clinic
Start date June 2012
End date December 2017
Trial size 984 participants
Trial identifier NCT01621152, 11-000007


Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) increases mortality, hospital cost, and rate of progression toward end stage kidney disease 1-4. Early diagnosis and management of AKI is known to improve the above mentioned outcomes.

Hypothesis: the investigators will design and validate an electronic surveillance tool to screen all the ICU admissions for the earlier, more efficient diagnosis of AKI and as a result improve the outcome of AKI in ICU patients.

Methods: the investigators plan to use the patient database, and AKIN (AKI network) definition to design an electronic alert system to allow clinicians discover patients who develop AKI. Then a randomized clinical trial will be conducted to compare earlier intervention (based on Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes [KDIGO] guidelines) initiated by AKI sniffer alert to the conventional management provided by primary physician in ICU.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Primary purpose screening
Masking no masking
Patients with AKI receive standard of care in the conventional manner by the primary clinicians
conventional management arm
Based on KDIGO guidelines and as per primary physician in the ICU
(Active Comparator)
primary clinicians for the AKI patients in this arm receive a verbal alert and reminder of KDIGO guidelines.
aki sniffer instigated aki management
After identification of patients with AKI by the sniffer, primary physicians will be notified about the development of the syndrome and will be given a copy of the KDIGO guidelines for management of AKI.

Primary Outcomes

Change in acute kidney injury as measured by the Acute Kidney Injury Network Staging System
time frame: baseline, 4 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

All participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - All patients who are admitted in adult ICUs in Mayo Clinic Rochester - Foley catheter for hourly UOP measurement Exclusion Criteria: - Prisoners - Patients less than 18 years old. - Lack of research authorization (in control group) - ESRD on dialysis or s/p kidney transplantation - Known AKI before admission to ICU - Moribund patients - Prevalent AKI admission in ICU (patients who have diagnosis of AKI documented in their medical records prior to ICU admission)

Additional Information

Official title Electronic Surveillance Sniffer for Early Detection and Intervention for Acute Kidney Injury: PRAISE Trial
Principal investigator Kianoush Kashani, MD
Description A prospective controlled, unblinded clinical trial will be conducted among AKI patients who are detected by the use of AKI sniffer. The investigators will randomize consecutive patients who were detected to have AKI by AKI sniffer into two groups. In one group (control group), patients will receive standard clinical care by the primary ICU physicians. The primary physicians who take care of the control subjects will be kept blinded of the results of the AKI sniffer. All the ICU physicians will receive a copy of KDIGO (March 2012) guidelines for management of AKI prior to the initiation of the patient accrual. In the intervention group, the research team will inform the primary care team about the occurrence of the AKI and provides a copy of KDIGO guidelines for management of AKI to the clinicians. Each subject will be followed until hospital discharge or for a maximum of 3 months, for clinical and laboratory data including peak serum creatinine, creatinine at the end of follow up, peak AKIN stage, along with other secondary outcomes. The investigators will exclude the prevalent cases (AKI patients who have had AKI documented in their medical records by clinicians prior to the ICU admission).
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2017.
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