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Recent developments in electronic alerts for acute kidney injury.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Efforts to improve outcomes from acute kidney injury (AKI) have focussed on timely diagnosis and effective delivery of basic patient care. Electronic alerts (e-alerts) for AKI have attracted interest as ...
Electronic alerts for acute kidney injury.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is extremely common in hospitalized patients and its presence infers a poorer chance of survival, longer hospital stays and an increased risk of subsequent chronic kidney disease. ...
Predicting and managing complications of renal replacement therapy in the critically ill.
Renal replacement therapy (RRT) remains associated with a significant risk of serious complications, and critically ill patients requiring RRT continue to manifest particularly poor overall survival rates. These poor ...
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) ...
Acute kidney injury in urology patients: incidence, causes and outcomes.
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalised patients and is associated with high mortality rates. However, the epidemiology of AKI in urology patients may differ due to a higher proportion of post-renal ...
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.