Hassinger Study Reveals Most Pediatric ICU Physicians Not Using Newest Acute Kidney Injury Diagnosis Guidelines

Updated November 16, 2016

A report on a study by UB researchers has shown that physicians in pediatric intensive care units are not using the newest guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury in critically ill children, a practice that could affect their patients’ long-term health, and quotes Amanda B. Hassinger, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics.

“What we found was pretty surprising. It was scarier than I thought in terms of how aware other physicians in my field are to the new guidelines for treatment of AKI and the new methods to diagnosis earlier and more effectively,” she said.