Acute kidney injury

The Lancet - Early Online Publication, 05/25/2012

Patients are given renal replacement therapy if acute kidney injury is severe and biochemical or volume–related, or if uraemic–toxaemia–related complications are of concern. If patients survive their illness and do not have premorbid chronic kidney disease, they typically recover to dialysis independence. However, evidence suggests that patients who have had acute kidney injury are at increased risk of subsequent chronic kidney disease.

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