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Acute Kidney Injury in the Context of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Velliyattikuzhi, Sreejith M. MD; Ma, Kiet DO; Bihler, Eric J. DO; Sureshkumar, Kalathil K. MD; Cheema, Tariq MD

doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000276
Original Articles

Acute kidney injury is a heterogeneous syndrome defined by rapid (hours to days) decline in the glomerular filtration rate leading to retention of metabolic waste products including creatinine and urea, resulting in declination of the body's ability to manage fluid status and acid-base regulation. Acute kidney injury is seen commonly in acute respiratory distress syndrome and this article will explore the relationship between the 2 entities.

Divisions of Nephrology (Drs Velliyattikuzhi and Sureshkumar) and Pulmonary Critical Care (Drs Velliyattikuzhi, Ma, Bihler, and Cheema), Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence: Sreejith M. Velliyattikuzhi, MD, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, 320 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (

The authors of this manuscript have no disclosures to report.

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