Acute kidney injury (AKI) does not discriminate in its impact. From the very young to the elderly, it can strike at any time, stems from a wide variety of causes, and demonstrates a complex variety of symptoms. The resulting kidney damage is often severe and life-threatening. Those who recover from AKI have a greater likelihood of important health consequences including recurrent AKI, progression to chronic kidney disease or end stage kidney disease, disability, and death.
Given the current state, in addition to developing newer paradigms and treatments, improvement in AKI outcomes will require a very large discussion involving all the
Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects people of all ages, races, genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic status across the world. For those persons, the stakes are high: in the most severe forms of AKI, the associated morbidity and mortality are higher than those of other common critical conditions, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock.
Most commonly, AKI is first encountered by a variety of non-nephrology healthcare providers, including primary care physicians, pediatricians, intensive care unit and emergency department providers, surgeons, nurses, advanced care providers, pharmacists, trainees, hospital administrators, and quality control experts.