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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Companion to Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
- Acute kidney injury
- Risk factors
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