Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Mack Holmberg, MD


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
1. Develop a framework for differentiating the cause (pre/intra/post-renal) of acute kidney injury (AKI)


TEACHING INSTRUCTIONS


PRINTOUTS
1. Learner Handout


INTERACTIVE BOARD FOR PREPARING A TALK OR SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
*Teachers: Use this interactive board to become familiar with the material and framework for the talk.


PRACTICE CASES
*See “Print outs” above for printable version


TAKE HOME POINTS
1. Pre-renal AKI is diagnosed by clinical history and a FeNa <1%, if oliguric
2. Post-renal AKI is easily ruled out by the renal US excluding hydronephrosis
3. Intra-renal has is effectively identified by ruling out pre and post renal causes along with active urine sediment.


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