Supplementary Material for: A Role of Remote Organs Effect in Acute Kidney Injury Outcome?
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been associated with both short- and long-term outcomes. To date, there is still a debate whether the increase risk of morbidity and mortality is directly due to AKI occurrence. There is, however, a potential causal impact of AKI on outcome, but evidence of this association is yet lacking. The hypothesis of remote organ damage and dysfunction (heart, lung, liver, brain, etc.) has emerged over the last decade and may explain the reason for the potential negative impact of AKI on outcome. The aim of this review was to describe findings concerning the remote effect of AKI in animal models and human studies.