International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024

A Study of Microalbuminuria as an Indicator of Sepsis and Mortality Predictor in ICU Patients

Dr. Kodala Prashant Mansukhla | Dr. Rajeev Kumar [3]

Abstract: Background: Sepsis is an important healthcare concern in India as well as globally. This study demonstrates how the mortality of patients with and without sepsis is predicted by the degree of microalbuminuria. Methods: In this study total 150 patients of which 75 patients belonging to each sepsis and non-sepsis group, with age >15 years admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We have analysed Microalbuminuria levels at the time of admission and after 24 hours of admission. Results: Compared to non-septic patients, patients with sepsis had noticeably higher levels of microalbuminuria. Compared to APACHE II and SOFA scores, microalbuminuria has the highest sensitivity (90%) and specificity (98%) for differentiating between sepsis and non-sepsis. Conclusion: Sequential monitoring of urine albumin-creatinine measurements at the bedside may aid in the early detection of sepsis patients in need of early targeted therapy. In addition to predicting ICU survival, the 24-hour ACR evaluation may be used to track the effectiveness of therapeutic measures administered, including fluid resuscitation, the right antibiotics, vasopressors, and ionotropes that impact the endothelium.

Keywords: Microalbuminuria, Sepsis, APACHE II, SOFA

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 1330 - 1331

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