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J Nephropharmacol. 2013;2(2): 15-16.
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Epidemiology and Prevention

Acute kidney injury; the focus of world kidney day in 2013

Mohammad-Reza Ardalan 1, Hamid Nasri 2 *

1 Chronic Kidney Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Nephrology, Division of Nephropathology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
*Corresponding author: Prof. Hamid Nasri, Department of Nephrology, Division of Nephropathology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. hamidnasri@med.mui.ac.ir
Keywords: World kidney day, Diabetic nephropathy, Renal failure

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

In 2013 World Kidney Day (WKD) will focus on acute kidney injury (AKI) as a global health alert. This day is a yearly event prearranged both by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). In this year, the WKD committee aimed to alert the worldwide increase in AKI. AKI is defined by sudden decrease in kidney function by decrease in glomerular filtration rate, followed by accumulation of nitrogenous waste products and the incapability to maintain fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, which usually consistent by decrease in urine output and various clinical presentations.

Please cite this paper as: Ardalan MR, Nasri H. Acute kidney injury; the focus of world kidney day in 2013. J Nephropharmacol 2013; 2(2): 15-16.

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