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Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
Health Leaders Media

Acute kidney injury—the sudden decline of renal function—has been underdiagnosed and, in recent years, redefined and renamed. So it’s no surprise the condition often goes undetected in hospital patients, with one study estimating that AKI is diagnosed in only 13% of those affected.

The often asymptomatic condition is treatable, but linked to long-term risk for chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular problems.