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Table 2 Biochemical characteristics of patients with and without AKI

From: The utility of neutrophil gelatinase-associated Lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients

Variables Patients with suspected sepsis (n = 46) p-value
AKI n = 24 Non-AKI n = 22
Male n (%) 18 (39.1%) 14 (30%) < 0.05
Mean WBC count × 10 [8] 16.0 ± 7.1 16.7 ± 6.3 > 0.05
Median pNGAL at 12 h (ng/ml) 185 (262–142) 110 (120–70) < 0.05
Median pNGAL at 24 h (ng/ml) 400 (585–185) 130 (145–80) < 0.05
Median pNGAL at 48 h (ng/ml) 597 (452–1050) 133 (140–60) < 0.05
Non-Survivors 11 (45.8%) 4 (16.6%) > 0.05
  1. Quantitative variables are expressed in mean ± SD or median (IQR) and frequencies as n (%). Abbreviations: acute kidney injury, AKI Plasma neutrophil Gelatinase associated Lipocalin, pNGAL, SerumCreatinine, Scr