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[Comment] Acute kidney injury: more awareness needed, globally

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common, albeit often under-recognised, disorder, which is imposing a severe burden of morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries.1 AKI also has a major economic impact on health-care expenditure and consequent societal burden,2 particularly in poor countries where the disorder especially affects young productive people, imposing severe penury on their families. For these reasons, the International Society of Nephrology has recently launched a long-term programme, “0by25”, which advocates that no people should die of untreated AKI in the poorest parts of the world by 2025.

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