What is included in patient education about 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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Educating patients about the nephrotoxic potential of common therapeutic agents is always helpful. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provide a good example; most patients are unaware of their nephrotoxicity, and their universal availability makes them a constant concern.

For patient education information, see the Diabetes Center, as well as Acute Kidney Failure.


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