Optimizing Electronic Alerts for Acute Kidney Injury
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02753751|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 28, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 10, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Acute Kidney Injury||Other: AKI Alert|
Acute kidney injury (AKI) carries a significant, independent risk of mortality among hospitalized patients. Recent studies have demonstrated increased mortality among patients with even small increases in serum creatinine concentration. International guidelines for the treatment of AKI focus on appropriate management of drug dosing, avoiding nephrotoxic exposures, and careful attention to fluid and electrolyte balance. Early nephrologist involvement may also improve outcomes in AKI. Without appropriate provider recognition of AKI, however, none of these measures can be taken, and patient outcomes may suffer. AKI is frequently overlooked by clinicians, but carries a substantial cost, morbidity and mortality burden.
The investigators conducted a pilot, randomized trial of electronic alerts for acute kidney injury in 2014. The trial, which randomized 2400 patients with AKI as defined by an increase in creatinine of 0.3mg/dl over 48 hours or 50% over 7 days, found that alerting physicians to the presence of AKI did not improve the course of acute kidney injury, reduce dialysis or death rates. However this study was conducted in a single hospital, and the alert itself did not describe specific actions that a provider could take. In the present proposal, the investigators seek to expand upon their prior study to determine both the modes of alerting that would be most effective and to determine if targeting alerts (such as to patients on medications that may worsen acute kidney injury) will improve effectiveness.
This study will be a randomized, controlled trial of an electronic AKI alert system. Using the Kidney Disease: Improve Global Outcomes creatinine criteria, inpatients at several hospitals will be randomized to usual care versus electronic alerting. The primary outcome will be a composite of progression of acute kidney injury, dialysis and death.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||6030 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Optimizing Electronic Alerts for Acute Kidney Injury|
|Anticipated Study Start Date :||March 1, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||April 1, 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 1, 2022|
No Intervention: Usual Care
No alert will be fired.
Experimental: Electronic AKI Alert
A pop-up alert will fire when a provider opens the electronic health record of a patient with AKI until such time as AKI is documented in the problem list, or AKI resolves.
Other: AKI Alert
Provider's will receive a "pop-up" alert in the electronic health record until AKI is documented in the problem list or AKI resolves.
- Progression of AKI, Dialysis, or Death [ Time Frame: 14 days from randomization ]Progression of AKI is defined by an increase in KDIGO creatinine stage.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02753751
|Contact: Francis P Wilson, MD MSCEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Francis P Wilson, MD MSCE||Yale University|