Acute renal failure (ARF) has been rebadged as Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in order to include lesser degrees of renal dysfunction which are prognostically important because:
- Early intervention can prevent progression to more severe and longer-lasting kidney injury.
- Even minor degrees of AKI in hospital inpatients are associated with higher morbidity and mortality.
Here are some cases to test yourself on. They are aimed at senior medical student/ early post-qualification doctor level. They were written by doctors Vinnie Dolan and John Neary.