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Fractional Excretion of Urea and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in a Patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

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Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

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Dewitte et al used the fractional excretion of urea to separate transient from persistent acute kidney injury (AKI) for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Place Amelie Raba-Leon and Universitaire de Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France.

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