Prevalence of acute kidney injury during pediatric admissions for acute chest syndrome

@article{Lebensburger2016PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of acute kidney injury during pediatric admissions for acute chest syndrome},
  author={Jeffrey D Lebensburger and Prasannalaxmi Palabindela and Thomas H. Howard and Daniel I. Feig and Inmaculada B. Aban and David J. Askenazi},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={1363-1368}
}
Patients with sickle cell disease are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been linked to progression to CKD, but limited data exist to determine its role in acute complications of sickle cell disease. We hypothesized that AKI occurs in pediatric patients admitted for acute chest syndrome (ACS) and prolongs hospitalization. We conducted a 6-year retrospective review of pediatric patients with ACS admitted to a single medical institution. Of the 149… CONTINUE READING
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