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Jun
11
Acute Kidney Injury

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Acute Kidney injury or AKI is a sudden incident of kidney failure that comes on quickly. Unlike Chronic Kidney disease and renal failure that happens over time, AKI is sudden and comes on in a few days or hours. Causes for AKI are restricted or decreased blood flow, sepsis, direct kidney damage, or a blockage. The treatment for AKI usually involves a hospital stay. Our nephrologists are on-call at many area hospitals. This will make it easy for us to access your care and treatment. AKI is a serious and potentially life-threatening situation and must be taken seriously. Acute kidney injury is most common in patients who are in the hospital, in intensive care units, and especially in older ...