Néphrologie & Thérapeutique


Changes of etiology, incidence and outcomes of severe acute kidney injury during a 12-year period (2001–2012) in large university hospital Volume 12, numéro 6, Novembre 2016


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1 IntroductionAKI is an abrupt decline in kidney function. Despite improvement in the quality of critical care, the incidence and mortality of AKI continues to rise [1–4]. The rates of AKI in hospitalized patients have been reported to be between 3.2% and 20% [5,6]. AKI is a common complication in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and is associated with high mortality, prolonged length of ICU stay and increased post-hospital morbidity [3,7,8]. Depending on the definition used, AKI has been shown [...]