Acute kidney injury in the pediatric population

Cristiana Garisto, Isabella Favia, Zaccaria Ricci, Marco Averardi, Sergio Picardo, Dinna N. Cruz

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The care of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children shares several features with adult AKI with some critical distinctions: in both settings, however, the exact identification of renal dysfunction, in-depth knowledge of disparate risk factors and patient-specific management are the primary targets in order to provide optimal care. This article will specifically review recent work published on pediatric AKI about definition and epidemiology, the possible etiologies in specific conditions, and the newest laboratory investigations necessary to diagnose AKI severity. A short description of pediatric renal replacement therapies and their potential application to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation will also be described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContributions to Nephrology
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

Publication series

NameContributions to Nephrology
ISSN (Print)03025144

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


Dive into the research topics of 'Acute kidney injury in the pediatric population'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this