Friday, December 25, 2020

Acute Kidney Injury

Tasty Morsels of Critical Care 015 - December 24, 2020 - By Andy Neill
...This is a somewhat basic and general episode, even for this podcast which indulges in frequent generalisation and summaries of pre existing summaries.
It covers Oh’s Manual Chapter 47 looking at Acute Kidney Injury. While hardly the most exciting topic in the world, there a few important pearls here perhaps worth emphasising.
Oh leads with KDIGO as the AKI classification of choice. The KDIGO classification splits you into 3 stages based on changes in creatinine and urine output over specified time periods. When you compare it with older definitions like AKIN and RIFLE you can see that not a great deal has changed. KDIGO maintains its importance as the one used in most of the recent CRRT trials..."