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Center for Acute Care Nephrology (CACN) was established as a resource for
children and adults whose health conditions put them at risk of acute kidney
injury (AKI). AKI refers to an abrupt
loss of kidney function due to other diseases or their treatment. Once AKI
occurs, it may not be able to be reversed and may lead to chronic kidney
damage. Some of the most common reasons
that AKI may occur in children and adults are:
CACN is the only center in the world that works with all areas of critical care
to focus on AKI. This collaboration with
other divisions within Cincinnati Children’s
enables physicians and researchers to closely monitor how children and
adults with kidney problems are responding to treatment, make rapid adjustments
where needed, and give the patient standardized care for the best possible
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