Mark D. Okusa, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

Mark D. Okusa

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Acute Kidney Injury: Prevention of AKI

Does this patient have acute kidney injury (AKI)? Acute kidney injury (AKI), formerly acute renal failure, refers to an abrupt (within 48 hours) reduction in kidney function leading to azotemia. Traditional markers–blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (SCr) remain the gold standard for the assessment of kidney function. The use of creatinine is complicated…

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