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Acute Kidney Injury Network: report of an initiative to improve outcomes in acute kidney injury
An initiative to develop uniform standards for defining and classifying AKI and to establish a forum for multidisciplinary interaction to improve care for patients with or at risk for AKI is described.
Acute renal failure – definition, outcome measures, animal models, fluid therapy and information technology needs: the Second International Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality…
IntroductionThere is no consensus definition of acute renal failure (ARF) in critically ill patients. More than 30 different definitions have been used in the literature, creating much confusion and…
Acute renal failure in critically ill patients: a multinational, multicenter study.
In this multinational study, the period prevalence of ARF requiring RRT in the ICU was between 5% and 6% and was associated with a high hospital mortality rate.
The Cardiorenal Syndrome
This special issue of the International Journal of Nephrology is the first nephrology journal edition devoted solely to the discussion of the cardiorenal syndrome and represents a landmark…
Epidemiology of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients: the multinational AKI-EPI study
This is the first multinational cross-sectional study on the epidemiology of AKI in ICu patients using the complete KDIGO criteria and found that AKI occurred in more than half of ICU patients.
Effects of different doses in continuous veno-venous haemofiltration on outcomes of acute renal failure: a prospective randomised trial
Cardio-renal syndromes: report from the consensus conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative
A consensus conference on cardio-renal syndromes (CRS) was held in Venice Italy, in September 2008 under the auspices of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). The following topics were matter…
An assessment of the RIFLE criteria for acute renal failure in hospitalized patients*
The RIFLE criteria for acute renal failure classified close to 20% of study patients as having some degrees of acute impairment in renal function and were useful in predicting their hospital mortality.
Acute kidney disease and renal recovery: consensus report of the Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) 16 Workgroup
The Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) proposes definitions, staging criteria for AKD, and strategies for the management of affected patients, and makes recommendations for areas of future research, which aim to improve understanding of the underlying processes and improve outcomes for patients with AKD.