J Appl Lab Med 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.
Program of Applied Translational Research, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a sudden episode of kidney damage or failure affecting up to 15% of hospitalized patients and is associated with serious short- and long-term complications, mortality, and health care costs. Current practices to diagnose and stage AKI are variable and do not factor in our improved understanding of the biological and analytical variability of creatinine. In addition, the emergence of biomarkers, for example, cystatin C, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 7, and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2, and electronic notification tools for earlier detection of AKI, highlights the need for updated recommendations to address these developments. Read More