Clinical Practice: Mini-Review
AKI Adjudication: Do We Need ItKwong Y.D.a · Liu K.D.a, b
aDivision of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, and bCritical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Dr. Kathleen D. Liu
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Box 0532, San Francisco, CA 94143-0532 (USA)
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Adjudication, which comes from the Latin term “adjudicare” (to act as a judge), uses expert opinion to define and classify disease entities. The use of clinical adjudication may help to define more homogeneous disease subsets but comes at the expense of effort needed and generalizability. Here, we will describe the pros and cons of acute kidney injury (AKI) adjudication under varied circumstances. We will use heart failure as a paradigm and provide comparable examples from the current AKI literature.
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