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Care Bundles for Acute Kidney Injury: Do They Work?
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and is associated with poor patient outcomes, which in some cases appear associated with deficiencies in the provision of care. Care bundles (CBs) are a structured set of practices ...
The reimbursement and cost of acute kidney injury: a UK hospital perspective.
BACKGROUND: Despite the great interest in acute kidney injury (AKI), there have been very few studies that examined the economic impact and costing methodologies of AKI. We aimed to examine the cost and income of AKI in ...
Acute kidney injury is independently associated with death in patients with cirrhosis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Current creatine-based criteria for defining acute kidney injury (AKI) are validated in general hospitalised patients but their application to cirrhotics (who are younger and have reduced muscle mass) ...
Defining the cause of death in hospitalised patients with acute kidney injury.
BACKGROUND: The high mortality rates that follow the onset of acute kidney injury (AKI) are well recognised. However, the mode of death in patients with AKI remains relatively under-studied, particularly in general ...
A simple care bundle for use in acute kidney injury: a propensity score matched cohort study.
BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines for acute kidney injury (AKI) have recommended prompt treatment including attention to fluid balance, drug dosing and avoidance of nephrotoxins. These simple measures can be incorporated ...
Impact of Compliance with a Care Bundle on Acute Kidney Injury Outcomes: A Prospective Observational Study.
BACKGROUND: A recent report has highlighted suboptimal standards of care for acute kidney injury (AKI) patients in England. The objective of this study was to ascertain if improvement in basic standard of care by implementing ...
International Criteria for Acute Kidney Injury: Advantages and Remaining Challenges.
Nicholas Selby and colleagues describe how the definition of acute kidney injury brings opportunities and challenges in identifying patients at higher risk of adverse outcomes.
Evaluating a process of academic detailing in primary care: an educational programme for acute kidney injury.
BACKGROUND: Primary care has a significant role in AKI management: two-thirds of AKI originates in the community. Through academic detailing (an evidence-based educational approach) we aimed to implement and measure the ...