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Acute kidney injury 

Acute kidney injury
Acute kidney injury

Althea Mahon

, Karen Jenkins

, and Lisa Burnapp

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date: 09 March 2021

AKI epidemiology and prognosis

Causes of AKI

Classification of AKI


Clinical features


Management of AKI

Management in the ward setting

Renal replacement therapy

Acute peritoneal dialysis

Further reading

AKI, previously known as acute renal failure (ARF), is defined by a fall in eGFR, a rise in serum Cr and/or oliguria, resulting in a reduction in excretory function and accumulation of waste products from metabolism. It is now recognized that even minor increases in serum Cr are associated with poorer patient outcomes....

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