Long term consequences of acute kidney injury in survivors of critical illness

University of Edinburgh

Past award

Student: Steven Tominey : University of Edinburgh

Year Award Started: 2017

In extreme illness, or critical illness, patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). Kidney damage is a common occurrence in these patients. In a proportion, the kidneys fail altogether and a form of dialysis is required. Little research has been published relating to the long-term consequences of kidney damage in ICU survivors. Using a ‘big data’ approach, the project will use a large database to describe the long-term outcomes of patients admitted to Scottish ICUs, and identify those at risk of dying or hospital readmission. This may enable clinicans to better target follow-up care for patients and improve outcomes.

Research area: Kidney conditions


Dr Nazir Lone
Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine