Outcomes After Kidney Injury in Surgery Study
Post-operative acute kidney injury (AKI) has previously been associated with increased morbidity, mortality and costs in surgery. Despite the recognition of AKI as a potentially modifiable driver of post-operative morbidity, there is a lack of evidence regarding AKI in the surgical setting. The OAKS study aims to quantify the incidence of AKI in patients undergoing major gastrointestinal and liver surgery and define the morbidity and mortality associated with this. Exploring potential risk factors for the development of post-operative AKI will identify potential targets for service improvement prior to re-audit.