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Southern Acute Kidney Injury Network

Southern Acute Kidney Injury Network

The Southern Acute Kidney Injury Network is a group of physicians and scientists interested in improving the care of patients with AKI. The group is made up of Nephrologists, Critical Care Physicians and Scientists. AKI is currently defined as an increase in serum creatinine of 0.3 mg/dl or greater over a period of 48 hours or less. Even small amounts of kidney injury are associated with a large increase in adverse outcomes such as prolonged ICU stay, prolonged hospital stay and death. Patients with AKI have a 50% mortality rate. Currently, no accurate diagnostic or prognostic markers exist for AKI and no treatments have been shown to decrease the need for dialysis or decrease mortality in AKI. One of the major goals of SAKInet is to identify biomarkers that can be used to diagnose AKI and predict prognosis in patients with existing AKI.

 

SAKInet Organizational Chart

SAKInet Contact Information:

John Arthur, MD, PhD
DCI Endowed Chair in Nephrology
Professor
Director of the SC Renal Disease Biomarkers Program,
      Proteomics Laboratory and SEKDC
Divsion of Nephrology
829 CSB, MUSC
96 Jonathon Lucas St
Charleston, SC 29425
Elizabeth Shewfelt, MA
Study Coordinator
Program Coordinator
RDB Newsletter Creator/Editor
Divison of Nephrology
829 CSB, MUSC
96 Jonathon Lucas St
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843-792-4123 
Fax: 843-876-5129                                        
e-mail: arthurj@musc.edu
Phone: 843-792-6109 (Direct Line)
Fax: 843-876-5129
e-mail: shewfelt@musc.edu
 
 
 

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