The Furosemide Stress Test and Predicting AKI Outcomes?
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinical syndrome that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The incidence of AKI has more than doubled in the past decade and is projected to continue to increase .Patients with AKI are cared for by a multitude of specialists including, but not limited to: emergency medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, surgeons, intensivists, and nephrologists . Patients who develop AKI often
require renal replacement therapy (RRT), but clinicians often disagree about the optimal timing of the initiation of RRT. In the setting of early acute kidney injury (AKI), no test has been shown to definitively predict the progression to more severe stages.The Furosemide Stress Test and Predicting AKI Outcomes?