ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY: Preventing acute kidney injury through nephrotoxin management

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Nephrotoxin-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is a considerable risk among hospitalized children. The development and use of a proactive, nephrotoxin screening system seems to have led to a significant improvement in AKI rates in one children’s hospital, suggesting that such systems might have broader implications for patient care.

Refers to Goldstein, S. L. et al. A sustained quality improvement program reduces nephrotoxic medication-associated acute kidney injury. Kidney Int.

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