What are the GI complications of acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia are frequent complications of AKI and represent one of the cardinal signs of uremia. GI bleeding occurs in approximately one third of patients with AKI. Most episodes are mild, but GI bleeding accounts for 3-8% of deaths in patients with AKI.


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