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Archived Comments for: Acute Kidney Injury Network: report of an initiative to improve outcomes in acute kidney injury

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  1. Personal opinion about the article reporting an initiative to improve outcomes in acute kidney injury

    Jose Ramon Perez-Valdivieso, Clinica Universitaria. Universidad de Navarra.

    8 March 2007

    The concern about the lack of consensus criteria to define acute renal failure, and the advocation for it had been requested before [1, 2]. Therefore, dissemination of this news is appreciated by the researchers and the medical community. However, the fact that this article was submitted more than one year after the Amsterdam Conference does not help out the purpose of gaining broad support. Even more when articles presenting the RIFLE criteria unchanged are published later [3]. Reporting now is better than never, but my point is “please, not so late to avoid confusion”.

    1. Bellomo R, Kellum J, Ronco C: Acute renal failure: time for consensus. Intensive care medicine 2001, 27(11):1685-1688.

    2. Kellum JA, Levin N, Bouman C, Lameire N: Developing a consensus classification system for acute renal failure. Curr Opin Crit Care 2002, 8(6):509-514.

    3. Bellomo R, Kellum JA, Ronco C: Defining and classifying acute renal failure: from advocacy to consensus and validation of the RIFLE criteria. Intensive care medicine 2006.

    Competing interests

    None

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