2009, Number 4
Rifle Range. Fundamentals and their impact on the diagnosis, prognosis and management of acute kidney injury in those patients
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ABSTRACTAcute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a frequent complication in critically ill patients and is associated to an increase of the morbimortality. The concepts originated in the Second International Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality initiative group published in 2002 allowed the unification of the actual scientific knowledge and criteria in relation to the evaluation of the progression of the renal dysfunction in high risk of renal insufficiency critically ill patients. The RIFLE scale is a classification tool that unifies the classic criteria of AKI, making easier to stratify the patients. AKI scale has more specificity and sensibility the evaluation of the renal risk and prognostic. Is highly recommended to implement this tools in the Intensive Care Units with the objective of improve the quality and security of attention in the critically ill.
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