Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus

Once considered an unavoidable consequence of drugs and diagnostics during hospitalization, acute kidney injury (AKI) is now understood as preventable and treatable, thanks to risk stratification and awareness programs like the one at Cincinnati Children’s.

“We didn’t tell anyone to do anything else but monitor kidney function,” says Dr. Stuart L. Goldstein, director of the hospital’s Center for Acute Care Nephrology. “All we did was raise awareness and identify kids at risk. The pharmacists rounding with the healthcare teams were instrumental in identifying at-risk patients and recommending daily kidney function monitoring for them.”

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