Acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury—global health alert

World Kidney Day will be celebrated on March 14 2013, and this year, aims to increase awareness of the global increase in acute kidney injury (AKI). An urgent need exists for a global health strategy to reduce the burden of AKI; efforts focused on preventing AKI should be coupled with early detection, treatment, and follow-up strategies.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the following World Kidney Day Steering Committee members: Miguel Riella (Brazil, co-chair), John Feehally (UK, co-chair), Timur Erk (Turkey), Paul Beerkens (Netherlands), Guillermo Garcia-Garcia (Mexico), William G. Couser (USA), Georgi Abraham (India), Paul Shay (Belgium), Luca Segantini (Belgium), and Sara Martin (Belgium).

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Correspondence to Philip Kam-Tao Li.

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Li, P., Burdmann, E. & Mehta, R. Acute kidney injury—global health alert. Nat Rev Nephrol 9, 133–135 (2013) doi:10.1038/nrneph.2013.20

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