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The challenges of assessing acute kidney injury in infants
Kidney International
  • Guido M. Filler, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
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Definitions of pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) use changes of serum creatinine. There is a paucity of well-designed studies in infants because of creatinine age-dependency. The emerging role of cystatin C as a superior marker of renal dysfunction led to a carefully conducted study on AKI in infants by Zappitelli et al. This Commentary calls for the development of age-independent serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate z scores. © 2011 International Society of Nephrology.

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Guido M. Filler. "The challenges of assessing acute kidney injury in infants" Kidney International Vol. 80 Iss. 6 (2011) p. 567 - 568
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