Acute Kidney Injury and the Compensation of Kidney Function After Nephrectomy in Living Donation
Acute kidney injury (AKI) incidence is growing rapidly, and AKI is one of the predictors of inpatient mortality. After nephrectomy, all the patients have decreased kidney function with AKI and recover from AKI. However, the characteristic and behavior of AKI is different from usual AKI and compensatory kidney function has been well known in the postoperative setting, especially in living donors. In this review, we have focused on the compensation of kidney function after nephrectomy in living donors. We discuss factors that have been identified as being associated with kidney recovery in donors including age, sex, body mass index, remnant kidney volume, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and various comorbidities.
Okumura, K., Grace, H., Sogawa, H., & Yamanaga, S. (2022). Acute Kidney Injury and the Compensation of Kidney Function After Nephrectomy in Living Donation. https://doi.org/10.5500/wjt.v12.i8.223