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Therapeutic Plasma Exchange The Consultant's Guide to Patient Care: Overview and Technical Aspects
Location: Online via Baxter Webcast
Date: Thursday August 22, 2019
Incidence of Acute Kidney Injury
of hospitalized patients worldwide are estimated to have Acute Kidney Injury.3
of adult ICU patients are estimated to have Acute Kidney Injury and 20% of them receiving dialysis.14
of children and young adults admitted to an ICU develop Acute Kidney Injury.14
AKI is connected to the use of nephrotoxic drugs in 20-30% of patients.
Acute Kidney Injury is a subset of Acute Kidney Disease
Both AKI and AKD without AKI can be part of chronic kidney disease (CKD).1 CKD is determined to exist if a kidney experiences damage for over three months, while AKI does not have this set threshold.1 AKI is neither only acute tubular necrosis (ATN) nor renal failure.1 Instead it is a syndrome that spans these states as well as those less severe.1 Renal failure is just one potential stage of AKI.1 AKI Stage 3 is defined as 3 times baseline of SCr or increase in SCr to ≥4.0 mg/dl and/or decrease in eGFR to <35 ml/min per 1.73 m2 in patients <18 years.1 That level is considered a threshold for RRT, even though RRT could be required earlier in the evolution of AKI.1