BioMed Research International

Acute Kidney Injury


Publishing date
12 Sep 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Critical Care Medicine, SMl, LA de Herrera 2275, 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay

2Department of Medicine, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Universidad de Alcalá, Carretera de Colmenar Viejo km. 9,100, 28034 Madrid, Spain

3Division of Nephrology, University of Sao Paulo, Medical School, Avenue Dr. Arnaldo 455, 01246-000 Sao Paulo, Brazil

4Department of Nephrology, CASMU, Avenida 8 de Octubre 3288, 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay


Acute Kidney Injury

Description

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent and serious clinical condition which is associated with poor outcomes, including high mortality rate. Classically, it was considered as an acute condition, potentially reversible with full restitution if patient survives the acute phase of the disease. However, recent epidemiologic and observational studies underscore the association of an episode of AKI with long-term adverse outcomes such as chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, cardiovascular events, and premature death. It remains to be proved whether this relationship is causal (mediator) or just a consequence of similar underlying risk factors (marker).

The increasing incidence of AKI, the association with severe in-hospital complications and long-term outcomes and death, the rise in costs, and the potentially preventable nature of AKI make it a major public health issue, raising the interest of investigators in the field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiological pattern of AKI according to the setting (community versus hospital-acquired) or the geographic area in which occurs (developed versus developing world)
  • Prevention of AKI
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of AKI
  • Validation of the new definitions of AKI (RIFLE, AKIN, KDIGO)
  • Outcomes on AKI
  • Long-term followup of patients who survived an episode of AKI
  • Health costs associated to AKI
  • AKI as a public health concern

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/nephrology/aki/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 595947
  • - Editorial

Acute Kidney Injury

Raúl Lombardi | Emmanuel A. Burdmann | ... | Fernando Liaño
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 879509
  • - Research Article

Midkine: A Novel and Early Biomarker of Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Jolanta Malyszko | Hanna Bachorzewska-Gajewska | ... | Slawomir Dobrzycki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 213239
  • - Review Article

A Network Meta-Analysis on Randomized Trials Focusing on the Preventive Effect of Statins on Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Mariangela Peruzzi | Leonardo De Luca | ... | Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 937429
  • - Research Article

Multiple Analytical Approaches Demonstrate a Complex Relationship of Genetic and Nongenetic Factors with Cisplatin- and Carboplatin-Induced Nephrotoxicity in Lung Cancer Patients

H. Eugene Liu | Kuan-Jen Bai | ... | Hsiang-Yin Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 362725
  • - Review Article

Acute Kidney Injury by Radiographic Contrast Media: Pathogenesis and Prevention

Michele Andreucci | Teresa Faga | ... | Ashour Michael
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 365186
  • - Research Article

Long-Term Outcomes after Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury

Vin-Cent Wu | Chih-Chung Shiao | ... | Likwang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 153626
  • - Clinical Study

Dialysis Complications in AKI Patients Treated with Extended Daily Dialysis: Is the Duration of Therapy Important?

Bianca Ballarin Albino | André Luis Balbi | Daniela Ponce
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 506479
  • - Research Article

Extended Renal Outcomes with Use of Iodixanol versus Iohexol after Coronary Angiography

Horng-Ruey Chua | Mark Horrigan | ... | Rinaldo Bellomo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 431524
  • - Research Article

Anticancer Drug 2-Methoxyestradiol Protects against Renal Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury by Reducing Inflammatory Cytokines Expression

Ying-Yin Chen | Ching-Hua Yeh | ... | Chung-Hsi Hsing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 967826
  • - Review Article

Pathophysiology of Cisplatin-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Abdullah Ozkok | Charles L. Edelstein
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