What does the name AKI mean?

Acute kidney injury (AKI) refers to an abrupt decrease in kidney function, resulting in the retention of urea and other nitrogenous waste products and in the dysregulation of extracellular volume and electrolytes.

What are the 3 stages of AKI?

AKI occurs in three types—prerenal, intrinsic, and postrenal.

What is AKI warning stage?

in Primary Care. From April of this year primary care will start receiving Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) warning stage test results which are generated when a significant change in creatinine concentration is measured.

What is an AKI patient?

Acute respiratory infection is a serious infection that prevents normal breathing function. It usually begins as a viral infection in the nose, trachea (windpipe), or lungs.

What is the most common cause of AKI?

Most cases of AKI are caused by reduced blood flow to the kidneys, usually in someone who’s already unwell with another health condition. This reduced blood flow could be caused by: low blood volume after bleeding, excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, or severe dehydration.

Is AKI Stage 1 Serious?

The severity of AKI is described by categorising into three stages, with stage 1 being the least severe and stage 3 being the most severe (see Box 1).