Emerging concepts in acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality following cardiac surgery. Through a more thorough understanding of perioperative genomics and the evolving role of early biomarkers of AKI, the authors seek to improve meaningful outcomes among cardiac surgery patients. In this review, the focus will be on advances in risk stratification, evolving definitions and improving early diagnosis of AKI, identification of effective individualized therapies, and future directions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hudson, C; Hudson, J; Swaminathan, M; Shaw, A; Stafford-Smith, M; Patel, UD

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 320 - 330

PubMed ID

  • 19022791

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2908719

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-2532

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1089253208328582


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States