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Acute kidney injury

AKI: the myth of inevitability is finally shattered

Acute kidney injury continues to challenge physicians, researchers and patients. To date, there is no efficient treatment for acute kidney injury and its occurrence in many critically ill patients seems inevitable. However, a new study might just change the way we approach this seemingly intractable problem.

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Figure 1: The 'KDIGO care bundle' to reduce the risk of acute kidney injury among patients who have undergone cardiac surgery.

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J.A.K. has received consulting fees and grant support from Astute Medical.

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Kellum, J. AKI: the myth of inevitability is finally shattered. Nat Rev Nephrol 13, 140–141 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrneph.2017.11

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