Acute kidney injury: not just acute renal failure anymore?

  title={Acute kidney injury: not just acute renal failure anymore?},
  author={Susan M Dirkes},
  journal={Critical care nurse},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={37-49; quiz 50}
Until recently, no uniform standard existed for diagnosing and classifying acute renal failure. To clarify diagnosis, the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative group stated its consensus on the need for a clear definition and classification system of renal dysfunction with measurable criteria. Today the term acute kidney injury has replaced the term acute renal failure, with an understanding that such injury is a common clinical problem in critically ill patients and typically is predictive of an… CONTINUE READING
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