Journal article

Defining and classifying acute renal failure: from advocacy to consensus and validation of the RIFLE criteria

Rinaldo Bellomo, John A Kellum, Claudio Ronco

INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

Until recently, more than 30 different definitions of acute renal failure (ARF) had been used in the literature. This lack of a common reference point created confusion and made comparisons difficult. It also led to strong advocacy of a consensus definition. In response to the need for a common definition and classification of ARF, the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) group of experts developed and published a consensus definition of ARF. This definition goes under the acronym of RIFLE to indicate that it classifies patients with renal dysfunction according to the degree of impairment into patients at risk (R), with injury (I), with failure (F), with sustained loss (L) and with end-s..

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