As the prevalence of AKI increases, so does the mounting personal and financial costs of this condition. The condition is associated with a tenfold increase in hospital mortality rates and a higher rate of chronic kidney disease among post-op patients.
Paul Ehrlich was born in 1854 in the Polish town of Strzelin, which, at the time of his birth, fell within the Kingdom of Prussia. This Nobel Prize-winning physician made enormous contributions in the fields of chemotherapy, immunology, microbiology and oncology.
Age-standardized rates of acute kidney injury hospitalizations increased by 139% (from 23.1 to 55.3 per 1,000 persons) among adults with diagnosed diabetes, and by 230% (from 3.5 to 11.7 per 1,000 persons) among those without diabetes.