Incidence and consequences of acute kidney injury in kidney transplant recipients.

  title={Incidence and consequences of acute kidney injury in kidney transplant recipients.},
  author={Anita Mehrotra and Caren Rose and Neesh Pannu and Jagbir Singh Gill and Marcello Tonelli and John S. Gill},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={59 4},
BACKGROUND In the nontransplant setting, acute kidney injury (AKI) may lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease, but the epidemiology of AKI in transplant recipients has not been characterized. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and consequences of AKI in kidney transplant recipients outside the peritransplant period and unrelated to acute rejection. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS 27,232 adult… CONTINUE READING
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