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Acute Kidney Injury, the New Paradigm: From the Hospital to the Primary Care

Call for Papers

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) became a serious public health issue given the high frequency, the association with early and late adverse outcomes, and increased health care expenditures. It is estimated that the global burden of AKI is about 13 million people per year of which 1.7 million will die. Of note, about 85% occur in the developing world.

On the other hand, AKI is potentially preventable which opens a window of opportunity to physicians and the health care system, to reduce the burden imposed by this condition through the identification and control of avoidable risk factors. By these reasons, the interest of practitioners and investigators in this filed increases more and more.

In this special issue original investigations as well as review articles on AKI are especially welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Epidemiological studies, particularly in developing world considering the scarce information available
  • Risk factors and prevention of AKI
  • Early diagnosis of AKI and biomarkers
  • Outcomes on AKI
  • Long-term follow-up of patients who survived an episode of AKI
  • Health costs associated with AKI
  • AKI as a public health issue
  • AKI in developed versus developing countries
  • Global burden of AKI and potential geographic variation
  • Outpatient (or community acquired AKI) versus in-hospital AKI
  • AKI to CKD transition

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 11 May 2018
Publication DateSeptember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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