Sunday, December 14, 2014

What is subacute kidney injury?

From a recent paper:

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...
Conclusions Close to 1% of hospitalized patients develop s-AKI. This condition is independently associated with increased hospital mortality, and the risk for death increases with s-AKI severity. Patients with s-AKI had a better outcome and were less likely to require renal replacement therapy than patients with AKI.

Via Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club.

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