The contrasting characteristics of acute kidney injury in developed and developing countries

@article{Cerd2008TheCC,
  title={The contrasting characteristics of acute kidney injury in developed and developing countries},
  author={Jorge Cerd{\'a} and Arvind Bagga and Vijay Kher and Rajasekara M Chakravarthi},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={138-153}
}
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has become increasingly prevalent in both developed and developing countries, and is associated with severe morbidity and mortality, especially in children. Uncertainty regarding the true incidence of AKI limits awareness of the problem, thereby reducing political visibility of the disorder and hampering efforts to prevent its occurrence. In developed countries, AKI occurs predominantly in urban intensive care units and is associated with multiorgan failure and sepsis… CONTINUE READING