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18th Edition (August 5, 2011)
|Definition and Classification/Staging System for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)|
|Written by G. Firman MD|
|Wednesday, 09 December 2009 04:41|
In 2004, the ADQI group and representatives from three nephrology societies established the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN). Its intentions are to facilitate international, interdisciplinary and intersocietal collaborations and to ensure progress in the field of AKI, including the development of uniform standards for the definition and classification of AKI. As part of this process, the RIFLE nomenclature and classification was modified to a staging/classification system differentiating between AKI stage I, II and III. In addition, a 48-hour time window for the diagnosis of AKI was introduced to ensure that the process was acute.
Diagnostic criteria for AKI includes an abrupt (within 48 hours) reduction in kidney function defined as an absolute increase in serum creatinine of either 0.3 mg/dl or more (>/= 26.4 umol/L) or a percentage increase of 50% or more (1.5 fold from baseline) or a reduction in urine output.
Created: 09 dec, 2009.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 07:50|
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