Acute kidney injury—epidemiology, outcomes and economics

  title={Acute kidney injury—epidemiology, outcomes and economics},
  author={Oleksa G. Rewa and Sean M. Bagshaw},
  journal={Nature Reviews Nephrology},
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a widespread problem of epidemic status. Compelling evidence indicates that the incidence of AKI is rapidly increasing, particularly among hospitalized patients with acute illness and those undergoing major surgery. This increase might be partially attributable to greater recognition of AKI, improved ascertainment in administrative data and greater sensitivity of consensus diagnostic and classification schemes. Other causes could be an ageing population, increasing… CONTINUE READING