Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnostic Approaches and Controversies.

  title={Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnostic Approaches and Controversies.},
  author={Konstantinos Makris and Loukia Spanou},
  journal={The Clinical biochemist. Reviews},
  volume={37 4},
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality. In the last ten years a large number of publications have highlighted the limitations of traditional approaches and the inadequacies of conventional biomarkers to diagnose and monitor renal insufficiency in the acute setting. A great effort was directed not only to the discovery and validation of new biomarkers aimed to detect AKI more accurately but also to standardise the definition of AKI. Despite… CONTINUE READING
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