Critical Care Research and Practice

Acute Kidney Injury in the Critically Ill Patient


Publishing date
19 Apr 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Nov 2012

1Intensive Care Department, University Hospital Carlos Haya, 29010 Malaga, Spain

2Intensive Care Department, Santiago Hospital Carlos Haya, Vitoria, Spain

3Intensive Care Department, University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

4Intensive Care Department, Centro Hospitalario de Porto, Porto, Portugal

5Intensive Care Department, Hospital Municipal de Necochea, Necochea, Argentina


Acute Kidney Injury in the Critically Ill Patient

Description

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a challenging problem for intensivists, frequently the complicating clinical course of critically ill patients, increasing their severity status and worsening their outcome once it has been triggered.

The especial characteristics of the ICU patients diminish the usefulness of the conventional methods of AKI detection (measurement of serum creatinine or estimation of creatinine clearance) in a moment when new insights on the kinetics of creatinine are challenging our previous ideas about incidence, severity, and impact of AKI in this setting.

New ways to detect and measure renal damage are needed in the ICU setting and the search for a “renal troponin” or for the definition of a “renal angina state” must be a priority if we really are going to have an impact in the development and evolution of this serious affection.

Early detection of kidney derangement is crucial to direct our resuscitation efforts and, most of all, to apply secondary preventive measures to diminish kidney damage and improve the prognosis of these patients.

We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles regarding all aspects of AKI in the critical care setting, particularly those related to AKI impact (epidemiology and outcome), early detection and measurement of kidney damage (structural and functional biomarkers), and impact of new stratification systems (AKIN/RIFLE/KDIGO) in our practice. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • AKI epidemiology in the ICU setting
  • Risk stratification of renal damage: RIFLE, AKIN, and KDIGO
  • Glomerular filtration rate measurement in critically ill patients
  • Serum creatinine kinetics
  • Volume status and its repercussion in kidney function
  • Role of new biomarkers: functional and structural damage
  • The renal angina concept
  • Urinary flow as marker of kidney function
  • Secondary prevention of AKI in the ICU

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 529524
  • - Editorial

Acute Kidney Injury in the Critically Ill Patient

Manuel E. Herrera-Gutiérrez | Gemma Seller-Pérez | ... | José Luis Do pico
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 721810
  • - Review Article

Estimating Kidney Function in the Critically Ill Patients

Gemma Seller-Pérez | Manuel E. Herrera-Gutiérrez | ... | José Luis do Pico
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 479730
  • - Review Article

Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in the Intensive Care Unit

James Case | Supriya Khan | ... | Akram Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 792830
  • - Review Article

Volume Management in the Critically Ill Patient with Acute Kidney Injury

Mary Labib | Raeesa Khalid | ... | Supriya Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 406075
  • - Research Article

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Correlates Poorly with Four-Hour Creatinine Clearance in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Kidney Injury

Christopher J. Kirwan | Barbara J. Philips | Iain A. M. MacPhee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 361078
  • - Review Article

Role of New Biomarkers: Functional and Structural Damage

Evdoxia Tsigou | Vasiliki Psallida | ... | George Baltopoulos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 349512
  • - Clinical Study

A Retrospective Review of the Use of Regional Citrate Anticoagulation in Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration for Critically Ill Patients

Anne Kit-Hung Leung | Hoi-Ping Shum | ... | Wing-Wa Yan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 691013
  • - Research Article

Risk Factors for Development of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba | Markos Kashiouris | ... | Edward T. Casey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 712695
  • - Clinical Study

Systemic and Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalins Are Poor Predictors of Acute Kidney Injury in Unselected Critically Ill Patients

Annick A. Royakkers | Catherine S. Bouman | ... | Marcus J. Schultz
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