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Table 3 Potential topics identified for future consensus conferences

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

  Subject Topics
1. Epidemiology of AKI What is a 'nomenclature' that is based on simple, universally available data and that can identify all patients globally with AKI irrespective of location and age?
What are the data to help determine etiology once AKI is identified?
What are the correlates of AKI in regard to pathology/physiology?
Is there a validated method for assessing severity of AKI separate from multiple organ failure?
What is the relationship between degree of severity and outcomes?
2. Outcomes from AKI What are the clinically meaningful outcomes that are important in clinical studies of AKI?
3. Strategies to change outcomes Prevention
   Timing of initiation
   Modality selection (CRRT, IHD, PD)
   Intensity of therapy (dose)
   Cessation of renal replacement therapy
4. Data needed to advance knowledge in AKI Datasets collected at contact with health care system
Intensive care unit admission
Biological sample repositories
5 Process outcomes Measures of effectiveness of current processes for changing behavior/attitude of caregivers and ultimately patient outcomes from AKI.
  1. AKI, acute kidney injury; CRRT, continuous renal replacement therapy; IHD, intermittent hemodialysis; PD, peritoneal dialysis.