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A Review of Acute Kidney Injury

Fall 2022

Weidner DA, Yoo MJ. 22(3). 70 - 74. (Case Reports)

Abstract

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious, often silent, medical condition with diverse etiologies and complex pathophysiology. We discuss the case of a patient injured in a single vehicle rollover. Included is a discussion of prevention and supportive care, with a focus on electrolyte repletion, fluid correction, minimization of nephrotoxic exposures, and identification and treatment of the root cause.

Keywords: acute kidney injury; supportive care; nephrotoxic exposures