Improving care for patients with acute kidney injury - new RCP toolkit

A new toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians will help doctors diagnose and treat patients with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). AKI is a sudden reduction or loss of kidney function which develops quickly - within hours or days - and is often caused by sepsis and other causes of hypotension. If the patient recovers the kidneys can return to working normally.

Patients who have recovered from AKI have a higher risk of later kidney and heart disease, so doctors must also be aware of this and take action to prevent these complications happening.


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