October 2020 Article of the Month

Our new article of the month comes from Dr. Saritha Ranabothu on recognition of neonatal AKI and the lack of follow-up after leaving the NICU.

With AKI being common, and multiple studies identifying long-term risks of kidney dysfunction during childhood years, appropriate follow-up is very important. This study entitled, “Under-Recognition of Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury and Lack of Follow-up” by Roy et al sought to evaluate recognition of AKI on serum creatinine alone and rates of follow-up after discharge. Check out the study and article review to understand why quality improvement projects are needed to improve both diagnosis and follow-up of neonatal AKI.

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