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  • My body is jerking

  • Haven't passed urine in more than 12 hours

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What is acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Acute kidney (renal) failure happens when the kidneys suddenly can't filter waste products from the blood. This can cause dangerous waste levels to build up and the blood's chemical balance to be disrupted. Acute kidney failure can be life-threatening and it usually develops over a few hours or days.

Symptoms of acute kidney injury (AKI)

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Passing much less urine than normal

  • Seizure

  • Recently started a new medication, from 3 days to 1 month ago

  • Swelling of any body part

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Passing slightly less urine than usual

  • Fatigue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute kidney injury (AKI)

  • Are you urinating less?

  • Are you urinating less than usual?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Have you started a new medication recently?

  • Do you have any swelling in your body?

Treatment for acute kidney injury (AKI)

Treatment for acute kidney failure involves identifying and treating the illness or injury that initially damaged the kidneys. It's also important to manage complications and give the kidneys time to heal.

View the symptoms of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

References

  • Lameire N, Van Biesen W, Vanholder R. Acute renal failure. Lancet. 2005 Jan 29-Feb 4;365(9457):417-30. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(05)17831-3. PMID: 15680458.

    https://www.thelancet.com/retrieve/pii/S0140673605702385

  • Bellomo R. Acute renal failure. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Oct;32(5):639-50. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1287872. Epub 2011 Oct 11. PMID: 21989699.

    https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/s-0031-1287872

  • Boydstun II. Acute renal failure. Adolesc Med Clin. 2005 Feb;16(1):1-9, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.admecli.2004.09.002. PMID: 15844380.

    https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1547336804000695

  • Acute Kidney Injury - National Kidney Foundation

    https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/AcuteKidneyInjury#:~:text=Acute%20kidney%20injury%20(AKI)%2C,of%20fluid%20in%20your%20body.

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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