Acute kidney injury.

  title={Acute kidney injury.},
  author={John A. Kellum and Mark Lynn Unruh and Raghavan Murugan},
  journal={BMJ clinical evidence},
INTRODUCTION Acute renal failure is characterised by abrupt and sustained decline in glomerular filtration rate, which leads to accumulation of urea and other chemicals in the blood. The term acute kidney injury has been introduced to encompass a wide spectrum of acute alterations in kidney function from mild to severe. Acute kidney injury is classified according to the RIFLE criteria, in which a change from baseline serum creatinine or urine output determines the level of renal dysfunction… CONTINUE READING