What is the role of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with diabetes mellitus?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Thaker et al found a strong association between episodes of acute kidney injury (AKI) and cumulative risk for the development of advanced CKD in patients with diabetes mellitus who experienced AKI in multiple hospitalizations. [6] Any AKI versus no AKI was a risk factor for stage 4 CKD, and each additional AKI episode doubled that risk. [6]


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