Drug-Induced Renal Injury

  • Sara Blakeley
Part of the Competency-Based Critical Care book series (CBCC)


Drug-induced nephrotoxicity contributes to 8 to 60% of all cases of in-hospital acute kidney injury (AKI) and 1 to 23% of cases of AKI seen on the intensive care unit (ICU) (1). The wide variations are caused by different definitions of AKI and different patient populations. Drug-induced nephropathies are often underdiagnosed, and should be considered in every type of renal failure, both acute renal failure and chronic renal failure (CRF).


Acute Kidney Injury Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Renal Prostaglandin Ammatory Drug Axis Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Blakeley
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  1. 1.Queen Alexandra HospitalPortsmouth, HampshireUK

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