Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Acute renal failure (ARF), previously called acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sudden and unexpected loss of kidney function which may develop within a week. Acute renal failure (formerly known as acute kidney injury) is a disease distinguished by the acute loss of the kidney's eliminatory function and is commonly diagnosed through the accumulation of urea and creatinine or reduced urine output, or both. Acute kidney injury may lead to several kidney problems, including high potassium levels, metabolic acidosis, changes in body fluid balance, uremia, and affects other body system ultimately leading to death. Patients who have experienced acute kidney injury may have high potential of suffering from chronic kidney disease in their future. Controlling measures include treatment of the root cause and supportive care, such as kidney transplantation.

This session includes Acute Kidney Injury–Experimental Models, Clinical Studies including Toxic Nephropathy, Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury, Acute Renal Failure–Clinical, Acute Kidney Injury-Onco-Nephrology (Diseases), Acute Kidney Injury–Onco-Nephrology (Drugs), Acute Kidney Injury–Pregnancy (Pre-Eclampsia, TMA, HELLP, Other Causes), Acute Kidney Injury–Update on CRRT, SLED,  Extracorporeal Therapies - Intoxications, Overdoses, Liver Failure, etc.