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Acute kidney injury 

Acute kidney injury
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Acute kidney injury
Author(s):

Althea Mahon

, Karen Jenkins

, and Lisa Burnapp

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199600533.003.0004
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date: 02 April 2020

AKI epidemiology and prognosis

Causes of AKI

Classification of AKI

Prevention

Clinical features

Assessment

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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