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Real-World Use of AKI Biomarkers: A Quality Improvement Project Using Urinary Tissue Inhibitor Metalloprotease-2 and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 7 ([TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7]).

INTRODUCTION: Novel urinary biomarkers, including tissue inhibitor metalloprotease-2 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7 ([TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7]), have been developed to identify patients at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). We investigated the "real-world" clinical utility of [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] in preventing AKI.

METHODS: We performed a before and after single-center quality improvement study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients at risk for severe (KDIGO stage 2 or 3) AKI. In the prospective cohort, ICU providers were allowed to order [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] for patients at their discretion, then offered AKI practice recommendations based on the results. Outcomes were compared to a historical cohort in which biomarker values were not reported to clinical teams.

RESULTS: There was no difference in 7-day progression to severe AKI between the prospective (n = 116) and historical cohorts (n = 63) when [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] ≥0.3 (24 [28%] versus 8 [21%], p = 0.38) despite more stage 1 AKI at time of biomarker measurement in the prospective cohort (58 [67%] versus 9 [23%], p < 0.001). In the prospective cohort, patients with higher [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] values were more likely to receive a nephrology consult. Early consultation (within 24 h of biomarker measurement, n = 20) had a nonsignificant trend toward net negative volume balance (-1,787 mL [6,716 mL] versus + 4,974 mL [15,540 mL]) and more diuretic use (19 [95%] versus 8 [80%]) and was associated with less severe AKI (9 [45%] versus 10 [100%], p = 0.004) and inpatient dialysis (2 [10%] versus 7 [70%], p = 0.002) compared to delayed consultation (n = 10).

CONCLUSIONS: Despite the prospective cohort having more preexisting stage 1 AKI, there were equal rates of progression to severe AKI in the prospective and historical cohorts. In the setting of [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] reporting, there were more nephrology consults in response to elevated biomarker levels. Early nephrology consultation resulted in improved volume balance and favorable outcomes compared to delayed consultation.

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