Early intervention can improve outcomes in acute kidney injury

K. E. Larmour, A. P. Maxwell

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Abstract

Acute Kidney Injury(AKI) is common, costly to manage and associated with high mortality. AKI can occur either in the community or in hospitalised patients and may be challenging to recognise because it is typically asymptomatic.Opportunities for prevention of AKI are frequently missed and in the absence of symptoms or signs there is often a delay in recognition ofestablished AKI.Approximately two thirds of hospitalised patients admitted with AKI have developed AKI in the community. AKI in hospitalised patients is associated with a substantial mortality rate > 20%. AKI is a potentially reversible process so improvements in recognition and early interventions could have a major impact on patient outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalPractitioner
Volume259
Issue number1783
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • acute kidney injury
  • guidelines

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