Evaluation of kidney function in the premature newborn

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Mercy Joanna Granda Jimenez
Franklin Loachamin Caiza
Lorena Davila J


Background: Acute kidney injury is one of the most common injuries associated with the systemic inflammatory process in premature infants; it is related to the dysfunction of other organs and is considered a predictive marker of morbidity and mortality.

General objective: Describe clinical methods and biomarkers for evaluating renal function in premature newborns exposed to severe conditions such as mechanical ventilation, nephrotoxicity, and metabolic alterations. Analyzing these factors will allow us to detect AKI early and preserve nephrogenesis.

Methodology: This is a theoretical-descriptive study of documentary type that involves the search, analysis, and selection of electronic documents in databases published in PubMed, Scielo, and Cochrane, articles from systematic reviews, and complete bibliographical reviews, meta-analyses, consensus, and clinical practice guides in Spanish and English.

Expected results: The doctor involved in the care of the premature newborn knows the importance of the evaluation and preservation of renal function for effective decision-making, which is optimal in the integral management of patients with complex pathology in the early stages of life.


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Granda Jimenez, M. J., Loachamin Caiza, F., & Dávila J, L. (2023). Evaluation of kidney function in the premature newborn. Revista Ecuatoriana De Pediatría, 24(1), 30-41. https://doi.org/10.52011/186
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