What is the AKIN classification system for acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Aug 07, 2018
  • Author: Piper Julie Hughes, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In September 2004, the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) was formed. AKIN advised that the term acute kidney injury (AKI) be used to represent the full spectrum of renal injury, from mild to severe, with the latter having increased likelihood for unfavorable outcomes (eg, loss of function and end-stage renal disease [ESRD]). [8]


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