Published: 24 August 2020
Author(s): Giuseppe Boriani, Salvo Arrotti, Davide Gabbieri, Paolo Magnavacchi, Fabio Alfredo Sgura
Issue: January 2021
Section: Letter to the Editor

In 2012 the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes organization published a guideline focused on the definition and management of acute kidney injury (AKI) [1] which became an important reference for a correct approach to renal dysfunction in the context of critical care, as well as in case of interventional or surgical interventions. Kidney dysfunction has a major impact on cardiovascular outcomes [2] and a correct approach is needed, taking into account the current definitions of the specific forms of altered renal function, as shown in the Table 1.

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