Sepsis a Major Factor in AKI

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Greek researchers who studied 170 ICU patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) found that the most common contributing factor to AKI was sepsis, which was present in 45% of cases, an epidemiologic study found.

The 170 patients represented 16% of total admissions in 23 ICUs in Greece. Half the patients required renal replacement therapy.

About 65% of the patients died and 15% were discharged with renal impairment, according to findings published in Blood Purification (2009;28:239-244).

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