Identification of Acute Kidney Injury in the Neonatal ICU, f
A Study was conducted to describe three different standardized approaches to improving neonatal acute kidney injury (AKI) identification and the impact on AKI identification, incidence, and nephrology consultation and referral.

Researchers compared AKI identification, AKI incidence, nephrology consultation, and nephrology follow-up before and after implantation of local protocols to standardize neonatal AKI identification.

Result:
--Neonatal AKI identification improved in all three NICUs following protocol implementation.

--Each center also saw increases in nephrology consultation and nephrology follow-up.

--AKI incidence decreased significantly.

Conclusively, a variety of techniques can be successfully implemented to improve newborn AKI detection. While each strategy used a different approach, they all resulted in more AKI detection and nephrology participation. To improve AKI detection and nephrology engagement in the NICU, this study underlines the necessity of local standardized approaches to AKI.

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41372-021-01198-0
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