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Critical care in the emergency department: acute kidney injury

Abstract

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common among emergency department patients admitted to hospital. There is evidence of inadequate management of the condition leading to adverse outcomes. We present an illustrative case of AKI complicating a gastrointestinal disorder in an older adult. We discuss the clinical presentation, assessment and management of AKI with reference to recent consensus guidelines on classification and treatment.

  • x-ray
  • clinical care
  • emergency department
  • intensive care
  • uro-genital
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