The assessment of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients.
Eur J Intern Med. 2017 Oct 02;:
Authors: Bevc S, Ekart R, Hojs R
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The availability of several biomarkers of kidney injury offers new tools for its early recognition and management. The early identification of high-risk patients provides an opportunity to develop strategies for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of AKI. Despite progress in critical care medicine over the past decade, the treatment strategies for AKI in critically ill patients, such as when to start renal replacement therapy, remain controversial. A recently proposed risk prediction score for AKI, based on routinely available clinical variables, presents a new means of identifying patients at high risk of AKI.
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