Danger in the jungle: sensible care to reduce avoidable acute kidney injury in hospitalized children

Samira Bell, Nicholas M. Selby, Sean M. Bagshaw (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

When children require hospital admission, many receive medications with nephrotoxic potential. As such, this can translate into an increased risk of acute kidney injury. In this context, acute kidney injury is hospital acquired, often iatrogenic, and portends risk of adverse outcomes. The Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-Time Action study implemented a multicenter hospital-wide quality improvement initiative to detect and reduce nephrotoxin exposure in children aimed at decreasing the rates of potentially avoidable acute kidney injury. This commentary explores the findings and implications of the Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-Time Action study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-460
Number of pages3
JournalKidney International
Volume97
Issue number3
Early online date19 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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