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Protecting the Beans: Perioperative Acute Kidney injury

Wanderer, Jonathan P. MD, MPhil; Nathan, Naveen MD

doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003835
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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (

The Infographic is composed by Jonathan P. Wanderer, MD, MPhil, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (, and Naveen Nathan, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ( Illustration by Naveen Nathan, MD.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Among the many complications that can impact a hospitalized patient, acute kidney injury stands out as one of the most prevalent and expensive, and is associated with worse outcomes in both the short and long term. While this complication is multifactorial and not consistently preventable, there are a number of risk factors for the development of acute kidney injury that can potentially be modified. In this infographic, we review the most common factors associated with acute kidney injury in perioperative care, as well as a bundle of interventions that have been suggested to be beneficial in the care of these patients.

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