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Acute kidney injury often unnoticed among inpatients

from Medscape (free login required)

Only one third of patients who develop hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (HA-AKI) have medical records that include the diagnostic code for AKI, a new study showed. The omission means hospitals likely underestimate the significance of HA-AKI in their facility. In addition, researchers found that the risk for HA-AKI was particularly high among patients with sepsis, heart disease, polytrauma, liver disease, and cardiovascular surgery. more

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