Journal article

Subacute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized Patients

Tomoko Fujii, Shigehiko Uchino, Masanori Takinami, Rinaldo Bellomo

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY | AMER SOC NEPHROLOGY | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The epidemiology of AKI and CKD has been described. However, the epidemiology of progressively worsening kidney function (subacute kidney injury [s-AKI]) developing over a longer time frame than defined for AKI (7 days), but shorter than defined for CKD (90 days), is completely unknown. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This retrospective study used a hospital laboratory and admission database. Adult patients admitted to a teaching hospital in Tokyo, Japan, between April 1, 2008, and October 31, 2011, were included. s-AKI was classified into three grades of severity (mild, moderate, severe) in accordance with the Risk, Injury, and Failure categories of..

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