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The Current State of the Art in Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury

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The field of pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) has seen major advancements in the last 5 years. Publication of large international multi-center epidemiological studies demonstrate children of all ages, from neonates to young adults, have increased morbidity and mortality if they develop AKI in the ...

The field of pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) has seen major advancements in the last 5 years. Publication of large international multi-center epidemiological studies demonstrate children of all ages, from neonates to young adults, have increased morbidity and mortality if they develop AKI in the hospitalized setting. Furthermore, after years of exciting discovery and validation, novel AKI biomarkers are being integrated into clinical decision support systems to improve the care of the child with, or at-risk for AKI. Finally, there have been significant advancements in the development and adaptation of device technology to support the critically ill child with AKI.

For these reasons, we are hosting the 3rd International Symposium on Acute Kidney Injury in Children in Cincinnati, Ohio USA from October 12-14, 2018. As with previous Symposia, this 3rd Edition will convene international experts in pediatric and adult Critical Care Nephrology, with added foci on neonatal AKI and clinical trial challenges in pediatric AKI.

This Frontiers in Pediatrics Research Topic will highlight the major advances presented at the 3rd Symposium in the field of pediatric critical care nephrology.


Keywords: acute kidney injury, children, biomarkers, risk stratification, renal replacement therapy


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