Acute Kidney Injury

One might wonder... whether AKI might be better translated as the abbreviation for acute kidney impairment (or even ARI: acute renal insufficiency, to mirror the French terminology) - Prof. Charles RP George

Acute Kidney Injury

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Acute Kidney Injury: Pearls and Pitfalls

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sudden, potentially reversible, kidney dysfunction with partial or complete loss of glomerular filtration resulting in electrolyte and fluid abnormalities as well as retention of nitrogenous waste products. In contrast, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) describes loss of kidney function for at least three months. While a decrease in Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is used to categorize CKD, an increase in serum creatinine or decrease in urine output is used to characterize AKI. The most recent definition of AKI is provided by the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group which reconciled the 2004 RIFLE criteria and the follow-up AKIN update.


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