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Acute kidney injury in burns: a story of volume and inflammation

By Kirsten Colpaert and Eric A Hoste

Abstract

Acute kidney injury occurs in approximately one-quarter to one-third of patients with major burn injury. Apart from the usual suspects – such as older age, severity of burn injury, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction – volume overload probably has an important role in the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury

Topics: Commentary
Publisher: BioMed Central
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