Pediatrics: Acute kidney injury leads to pediatric patient mortality

Nat Rev Nephrol. 2010 Jul;6(7):393-4. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2010.67.


Data are lacking on the impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children admitted to an intensive care unit. Schneider and colleagues have now performed a large-scale assessment of the use of the rIFle criteria for characterizing AKI in children and have determined the mortality and morbidity associated with AKI in this patient group.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / mortality*
  • Child
  • Hospitals, Pediatric / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric / statistics & numerical data*
  • Morbidity