Reducing Mortality in Acute Kidney Injury

  • Giovanni Landoni
  • Antonio Pisano
  • Alberto Zangrillo
  • Rinaldo Bellomo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zaccaria Ricci, Claudio Ronco
      Pages 3-7
    3. Francis X. Dillon, Enrico M. Camporesi
      Pages 9-31
    4. Massimiliano Greco, Margherita Pintaudi, Antonio Pisano
      Pages 33-40
  3. Interventions That May Reduce Mortality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Giacomo Monti, Massimiliano Greco, Luca Cabrini
      Pages 51-58
    3. Giancarlo Marenzi, Nicola Cosentino, Antonio L. Bartorelli
      Pages 73-80
    4. Nicola Brienza, Mariateresa Giglio, Argentina Rosanna Saracco
      Pages 87-94
    5. Matteo Parotto, Duminda N. Wijeysundera
      Pages 101-106
    6. Antonio Pisano, Nicola Galdieri, Antonio Corcione
      Pages 107-112
    7. Rakhi Maiwall, Shiv Kumar Sarin
      Pages 121-132
  4. Interventions That May Increase Mortality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Christian J. Wiedermann
      Pages 163-174
    3. Łukasz J. Krzych, Piotr Czempik
      Pages 175-184
  5. Update

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Marta Mucchetti, Federico Masserini, Luigi Verniero
      Pages 187-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


This book describes the techniques, strategies, and drugs that have been demonstrated by at least one paper published in a peer-reviewed journal to significantly influence survival in patients with or at risk for acute kidney injury. Each chapter focuses on a specific intervention. The scope is accordingly wide, with coverage of topics as diverse as the type, timing, and dose of renal replacement therapy (RRT), anticoagulation and specific indications for RRT, perioperative hemodynamic optimization, fluid balance, diuretics, colloids, fenoldopam, terlipressin, N-acetylcysteine, and vasopressin. A variety of settings are considered, including critically ill patients, cardiac surgery, and hepatic and hematologic disorders. The topic selection was made using a democracy-based approach in which hundreds of specialists from dozens of countries expressed, via the web, whether they agreed with these topics and whether they used the techniques in their daily clinical practice. The clear text is supported by "how to do" sections and "key point" boxes that provide easily accessible practical information. The book will be of interest for a wide variety of specialists, including intensivists, nephrologists, emergency doctors, and anesthesiologists.


Cardiac surgery Colloids Critical care Fenoldopam Loop diuretics N-acetylcysteine Perioperative hemodynamic optimization Renal replacement therapy Terlipressin Vasopressin

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Landoni
    • 1
  • Antonio Pisano
    • 2
  • Alberto Zangrillo
    • 3
  • Rinaldo Bellomo
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareIRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Vita-Salute San Raffaele UniversityMilanItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Anesthesia & ICU AORN Dei Colli, Monaldi Hospital Cardiac Anesthesia & ICUNaplesItaly
  3. 3.IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific InstituteDept of Anesthesia & Intensive careMilanoItaly
  4. 4.Austin HospitalHeidelbergAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33427-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33429-5
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