Acute kidney injury: who is at risk and how to care for patients
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Acute kidney injury: who is at risk and how to care for patients

Erin Dean Health journalist

The latest NICE guidance explains how to identify and treat the spectrum of injury formerly known as acute renal failure

Essential information

Acute kidney injury (AKI), formerly known as acute renal failure, encompasses a wide spectrum of injury to the kidneys, not just kidney failure, says the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Nursing Standard. 35, 5, 67-68. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.5.67.s23

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