Journal article

Review article: Acute kidney injury in critical illness

Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo, Prasad Devarajan, Curtis Johnson, CJ Karvellas, D James Kutsiogiannis, Ravindra Mehta, Neesh Pannu, Adam Romanovsky, Geoffrey Sheinfeld, Samantha Taylor, Michael Zappitelli, RT Noel Gibney

Journal canadien d'anesthésie | SPRINGER | Published : 2010


PURPOSE: This review provides a focused and comprehensive update on emerging evidence related to acute kidney injury (AKI). PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Acute kidney injury is a significant clinical problem that increasingly complicates the course of hospitalization and portends worse clinical outcome for sick hospitalized patients. The recent introduction of consensus criteria for the diagnosis of AKI (i.e., RIFLE/AKIN classification) have greatly improved our capacity not only to standardize the diagnosis and classification of severity of AKI, but also to facilitate conducting comparative epidemiologic studies in an effort to better understand the burden of adult and pediatric AKI and its syndromes..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. Bagshaw is supported by a Clinical Investigator Award from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Dr. Zappitelli is supported by the Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training program, the Fondation de Recherche en Sante de Quebec, and the Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute.