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Acute renal failure – definition, outcome measures, animal models, fluid therapy and information technology needs: the Second International Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) Group

  • Rinaldo Bellomo1Email author,
  • Claudio Ronco2,
  • John A Kellum3,
  • Ravindra L Mehta4,
  • Paul Palevsky5 and
  • the ADQI workgroup6
Critical Care20048:R204

DOI: 10.1186/cc2872

Received: 27 March 2004

Accepted: 22 April 2004

Published: 24 May 2004

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Archived Comments

  1. RIFLE classification is inaccurate in many instances

    2 October 2006

    swapna joseph, three rivers medical associates

    I think the classification into risk, injury,failure is not very useful unless you specify a timeperiod over which it happened . For instance a person with failure can have a creatinine of 1.5 and still be considered to be in the risk category until enough time has passed for the creatinine to rise.Same way, what about RPGN where s.creatinne could rise over weeks to months?How can you unify that with ATN which is what the classification system is probably meant for?Traditionally ARF includede all forms of acute rise in creatinine including ATN as well as glomerular diseases.

    Competing interests

    None declared

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Intensive Care and Medicine, Austin Health
(2)
Department of Nephrology, San Bortolo Hospital
(3)
Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Renal Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
(4)
Department of Medicine, University of California
(5)
Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Renal Section, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
(6)
For a complete list of authors, see Appendix 1

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