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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Controversies at the Cutting Edge of AKI

October 25, 2020 | 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Location: Live-Streamed

Session Description

This session features a diverse set of lectures, each touching on a contemporary controversy in the field of AKI.  

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the limitations of designating all increases in serum creatinine as AKI
  • Explain the epidemiology of contrast-induced AKI and strategies for its prevention
  • Discuss the status of AKI biomarkers and how they may shape clinical practice
  • Appraise the benefits of balanced crystalloids in the prevention of AKI among hospitalized patients

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Acute Kidney Injury


  • Josee Bouchard, MD
  • Raymond K. Hsu, MD


  • Much Ado About Nothing: Should All Increases in Serum Creatinine Cause Us to Worry?
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Steven G. Coca, DO, MS 
  • Biomarkers in AKI: Will They Ever Be Ready for Prime Time?
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Sherry Mansour, MD, MS
  • Does Contrast-Induced AKI Exist, and If It Does, How Can We Prevent It?
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Steven D. Weisbord, MD, FASN
  • Balanced Crystalloid Solutions: The New Standard of Care in Hospitalized Patients?
    04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Edward D. Siew, MD, MS