Acute Kidney Injury: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments


Jonathan D. Mendoza (Editor)

Series: Nephrology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED055000

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common condition with significant associated morbidity and mortality. Although impressive progress has been made in the understanding of the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of kidney injury, as well as in the clinical care of patients with AKI, outcomes have remained disturbingly static over the last 40-50 years. This new book presents topical research data in the study of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of acute kidney injury. Topics discussed include classification of AKI; acute renal failure in the newborn; kidney ischemia and reperfusion injury; pandemic H1N1 influenza A infection and AKI; the role of oxidative stress in renal ischemia; biomarkers in acute kidney injury and B2 adrenoceptor therapy in AKI. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


How to Define and Classify Acute Kidney Injury (AKI): The “Risk Injury Failure Loss of Kidney Function End-Stage Kidney Disease” (RIFLE) and “Acute Kidney Injury Network” (AKIN) Classifications;pp. 1-18
(José António Lopes, Sofia Jorge, Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal)

Acute Renal Failure in the Newborn (NB);pp. 19-35
(Nilzete Liberato Bresolin, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and others)

Kidney Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury;pp. 37-49
(Valquiria Bueno, Head of the Laboratory of Experimental Models in Immunology, UNIFESP Federal University of São Paulo, Immunology Division, São Paulo, Brazil)

Long-Term Prognostic Implication of Post-Angiographic Acute Kidney Injury and Hemodynamic Instability;pp. 51-67
(Tomonori Kimura, Yoshitaka Isaka, Terumasa Hayashi, Department of Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan, and others)

Cardiac Surgery-Associated Acute Kidney Injury;pp. 69-88
(Vijaykumar Lingegowda, Mourad Alsabbagh, A. Ahsan Ejaz, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida, USA)

Innate and Adaptive Immune Response in Acute Kidney Injury: New Plays in the Play-Offs!;pp. 89-99
(Mariane Tami Amano, Matheus Correa-Costa, Meire Ioshie Hiyane, Giselle Martins Gonçalves, Niels Olsen Saraiva Camara, Laboratory of Transplantation Immunobiology, Department of Immunology, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Pandemic H1N1 Influenza A Infection and Acute Kidney Injury;pp. 101-109
(David Collister, Irfan Moledina, Katie Pundyk, Kerrett Wallace, Manish M. Sood, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Biomarkers in Acute Kidney Injury;pp. 111-140
(Michael A. Ferguson, Vishal S. Vaidya, Joseph V. Bonventre, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and others)*

Sepsis: Acute Kidney Injury and B2 Adrenoceptor Therapy;pp. 141-166
(Ako Nakamura, Department of Pediatrics, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan)*

Short Communication:
Role of Oxidative Stress in Renal Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury; 167-171
(Satoshi Hagiwara, Hironori Koga, Takayuki Noguchi, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu City, Japan)


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