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<< Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Patients: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME)

Points and Pearls Digest

  • Because children have the greatest incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) within the first 3 days of admission to an intensive care unit, early identification and intervention are crucial.
  • Patients who receive one or more nephrotoxic agents are significantly more likely to develop AKI. Nephrotoxin-induced AKI may not be associated with oliguria, making urine output a less sensitive diagnostic tool for AKI.

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