Improving outcomes of acute kidney injury: Report of an initiative

Bruce A. Molitoris, Adeera Levin, David G. Warnock, Michael Joannidis, Ravindra L. Mehta, John A. Kellum, Claudio Ronco, Sudhir V. Shah

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Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a complex disorder comprising several etiological factors and occurring in multiple settings. The disorder has a variety of clinical manifestations that range from minimal elevation in serum creatinine level to anuric renal failure. We describe the formation of a multidisciplinary collaborative network focused on AKI. This Acute Kidney Injury Network has proposed uniform standards for diagnosing and classifying AKI. These proposed standards will need to be validated in future studies, a process that will be facilitated by the Acute Kidney Injury Network, which offers a forum that encourages acquisition of knowledge to improve patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-442
Number of pages4
JournalNature Clinical Practice Nephrology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007


  • Acute renal failure
  • Clinical trials
  • Definitions
  • Diagnosis
  • Staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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    Molitoris, B. A., Levin, A., Warnock, D. G., Joannidis, M., Mehta, R. L., Kellum, J. A., Ronco, C., & Shah, S. V. (2007). Improving outcomes of acute kidney injury: Report of an initiative. Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology, 3(8), 439-442.