The Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury

Anand Srivastava, Sushrut S. Waikar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by sudden (i.e., hours to days) impairment of kidney function. AKI is an increasingly common complication in hospitalized individuals around the world and is associated with markedly increased risk for morbidity, mortality, and healthcare expenditures. AKI is particularly common among individuals with preexisting chronic kidney disease (CKD). Severe AKI can also increase the risk for the subsequent development of CKD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation
Subtitle of host publicationA Companion to Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney
ISBN (Electronic)9780323529785
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Acute kidney injury
  • Epidemiology
  • Incidence
  • Mortality
  • Outcomes
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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