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The concept of acute kidney injury and the RIFLE criteria

John A Kellum, Rinaldo Bellomo, Claudio Ronco, C Ronco (ed.), R Bellomo (ed.), JA Kellum (ed.)



Over last half century, the concept of acute renal failure has evolved and with it our estimates of the incidence, prevalence and mortality. Indeed, until very recently no standard definition of acute renal failure was available, and this lack of a common language created confusion and made comparisons all but impossible. In response to the need for a common definition and classification of acute renal failure, the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative group of experts developed and published a set of consensus criteria for defining and classifying acute renal failure. These criteria which make up acronym 'RIFLE' classify renal dysfunction according to the degree of impairment present: risk (R),..

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