Category Renal Medicine
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Acute Kidney Injury

AKI is the entire spectrum of disease (mild -> severe), and can be defined as an abrupt (1 to 7 days) and sustained (more than 24 hours) decrease in kidney function. Mortality of critically patients with acute renal failure is high (50%–60%)
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Renal Transplant Patient

Renal Transplant; commonest transplant; anastamosed to common iliac artery and vein in the pelvis. the ureter is plumbed into the bladder; allows ease of access for palpation and biopsy
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RIFLE Criteria and AKIN Classification

AKI can be defined as an abrupt (1 to 7 days) and sustained (more than 24 hours) decrease in kidney function. The ADQI formulated the RIFLE criteria in 2004 to allow for AKI to be objectively and uniformly defined.