Author(s): Bentley ML, Corwin HL, Dasta J
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Abstract Acute kidney injury is common in critically ill patients, with an incidence of 20\% to 30\%. It has been associated with increased mortality, hospital length of stay, and total cost. A number of strategies may be beneficial in identifying at-risk patients. In addition, using preventive measures and avoiding nephrotoxic medications are paramount in reducing the overall incidence. Although multifactorial, drug-induced acute kidney injury may account for up to 25\% of all cases of acute kidney injury in this population. This review focuses on the mechanisms of drug-induced acute kidney injury in critically ill adults and offers preventive strategies when appropriate.
This article was published in Crit Care Med
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research