February 2021 Article of the Month

Feb 24, 2021

The February article of the month comes from none other than Dr. Jetton! In this overview she provides a summary of the hot off the press article, “Trends and racial disparities for acute kidney injury in premature infants: the US national database,” by Dr. Elgendy and colleagues published in Pediatric Nephrology. See below for a preview!

“This large nationwide dataset demonstrates again the impact of AKI on outcomes overall in premature and VLBW babies – especially in terms of mortality, hospital length of stay, and hospital cost (babies with AKI have hospital costs about 3 times higher than babies without AKI).”