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  1. Velliyattikuzhi, Sreejith M. MD
  2. Ma, Kiet DO
  3. Bihler, Eric J. DO
  4. Sureshkumar, Kalathil K. MD
  5. Cheema, Tariq MD


Acute kidney injury is a heterogeneous syndrome defined by rapid (hours to days) decline in the glomerular filtration rate leading to retention of metabolic waste products including creatinine and urea, resulting in declination of the body's ability to manage fluid status and acid-base regulation. Acute kidney injury is seen commonly in acute respiratory distress syndrome and this article will explore the relationship between the 2 entities.