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Acute Kidney Injury

Call for Papers

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 Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 April 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 12 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Raul Lombardi, Department of Critical Care Medicine, SMl, LA de Herrera 2275, 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay

Guest Editors

  • Fernando Liano, Department of Medicine, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Universidad de Alcalá, Carretera de Colmenar Viejo km. 9,100, 28034 Madrid, Spain
  • Emmanuel A. Burdmann, Division of Nephrology, University of Sao Paulo, Medical School, Avenue Dr. Arnaldo 455, 01246-000 Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Alejandro Ferreiro, Department of Nephrology, CASMU, Avenida 8 de Octubre 3288, 11600 Montevideo, Uruguay