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Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy in Immunocompromised Children

  • Joseph AngeloEmail author
  • Ayse A. Arikan
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Abstract

Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs commonly in immunocompromised children with cancer and has a significant impact on morbidity and mortality. Early identification of patients at risk is of critical importance so that targeted and effective management can be implemented. While therapy for AKI remains mainly supportive, recent progress in the science of AKI has allowed for advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of AKI. Caring for critically ill children with AKI requires a multidisciplinary approach with input from all practitioners. With further innovation in the application of current therapies and the development of new treatment modalities, survival for children with cancer will continue to improve.

Keywords

Acute kidney injury Cancer Children Renal replacement therapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Renal SectionTexas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Renal Section, Critical Care SectionTexas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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