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Titolo World Kidney Day 2013: Acute Kidney Injury-Global Health Alert
Autore Philip Kam Tao Li, MD, FRCP - Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong, Emmanuel A. Burdmann, MD, PhD - University of Sao Paulo Medical School - Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ravindra L. Mehta, MD - University of California San Diego - San Diego, California
Referenza Am J Kidney Dis. 2013;61(3):359-363

On March 14, 2013, the 8th World Kidney Day will be celebrated. World Kidney Day is an annual event jointly organized by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. This year, we aim to alert the public to the global increase in acute kidney injury (AKI) in both developing and developed countries.

AKI is a syndrome of abrupt loss of kidney function, often with oliguria, which is strongly associated with increased early and long-term patient morbidity and mortality, as well as the subsequent development of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

There is an urgent need for a global health strategy to reduce the enormous growing burden of AKI and its consequences.We advocate that efforts focused on preventing AKI be coupled with early detection and treatment as well as adequate follow up to reduce mortality and the long-term burden of AKI-induced CKD.

Data 28.02.2013
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