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This study is about investigating the relationship of postoperative fluid balance, inflammation and acute kidney injury. This is a non-interventional study (no drug administration). The investigators will collect baseline demographic data, postoperative fluid balance status by Intake-output data, follow routine labs and collect 1 blood sample (0.5ml) with morning lab draws on day 1 and 5ml urine samples on day 1 and 2.
Condition or disease
Fluid BalanceInput and OutputInflammatory MediatorsAcute Kidney InjuryMortality
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients admitted to the hospital for elective cardiothoracic surgery.
Age 18 years or older, and
Undergoing elective cardiothoracic surgery(s), alone or in combination with other procedures/surgery(s): thoracic aortic aneurysm, cardiac valves, coronary artery bypass grafting, abdominal thoracic aneurysm, and other cardiovascular surgery.