Pediatric Acute Renal Injury in Severe Sepsis

Impact of Pediatric Acute Renal Injury in Severe Sepsis in Young Adults

Sepsis is the most common cause of childhood death worldwide. Millions of children survive, but are left with impaired health. Sepsis-related Acute Kidney Injury (sAKI) is increasingly recognized as a significant factor associated with long-term mortality among different patient populations. Renal dysfunction and subsequent chronic kidney disease is implicated in the development of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. The investigators overall hypothesis is that, in the pediatric population, sepsis-related AKI will have unrecognized, long-term consequences with regard to kidney function, endothelial function, blood pressure control, and overall health.

Pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Peripheral Arterial Tonometry

The peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) device measures changes in the cutaneous circulation that correlate with flow-mediated dilatation.

Procedure - 24 hour ambulatory Blood Pressure

Ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring will be performed using a commercially available device (TIBA Ambulo 2400) for 24 hours with measurements every 30 minutes while awake and every hour during sleep.

Drug - Iodohippurate

An injection of non-radioactive iodohippurate (0.07 mL/kg) will be administered to determine renal plasma flow (RPF)

Procedure - Pulse Wave Velocity

Carotid-femoral and carotid-radial pulse wave velocities (PWV), validated markers of individual cardiovascular risk, will be determined by applanation tonometry using SphygmoCorVx technology (AtCor Medical). PWV is an index of the overall stiffness of a vascular segment between measurement sites 59. Thus, while carotid-femoral PWV is an index of the overall stiffness of proximal (central) arteries, the overall stiffness of peripheral arteries contributes relatively more to carotid-radial PWV.

Drug - Gadolinium

Magnevist Gadolinium (GD)-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetic acid-bis-oleate (0.07 to 0.14 mL/kg) will be used to determine GFR.

Long Term Impact of Pediatric Acute Renal Injury in Severe Sepsis in Young Adults - IMPRESS YA