Podcast | Southern Medicine | September 28, 2021

Nephrology for the Non-Nephrologist: Acute Kidney Injury

Every year, there are more than 13 million cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) worldwide, and this disease burden is on the increase in emerging countries where the annual incidence is estimated to be 11.3 million. In part three of this multipart podcast series, Dr. Benjamin Broome, a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Birmingham, Alabama, is joined by Drs. Elizabeth Edwards and Donald DiPette, both of whom are on faculty in the department of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. They will discuss what AKI is, as well as some of its most common causes. In addition, they will offer healthcare providers insight into the diagnosis and management of AKI, including the understanding of the long-term consequences of AKI and appropriate patient follow-up.

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Benjamin Broome, MD
Dr. Benjamin Broome  grew up in Savannah, Georgia. After high school he attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of the honors program and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Nutrition Science. He received a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Broome then completed his Internal Medicine training with Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham prior to attending Vanderbilt University for his Nephrology fellowship. Dr. Broome is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the Renal Physicians Association.

Elizabeth Edwards, MD
Dr. Elizabeth W. Edwards served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine during her residency at the University of South Carolina and joined the faculty after completion of her training. She sees patients in both the faculty practice and the residents’ practice and serves as the residency program’s associate program director.  She also co-directs the hypertension specialty clinic and recently completed editing a textbook on hypertension. Dr. Edwards completed her Master in International Business Studies in 1994 and went on to work at Computer Sciences Corporation from 1995 to 2005 where she held the title of Director of Property and Casualty Outsourcing Program Management.  

Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
Dr. DiPette is the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor and previous Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.

Disclosure Information
Drs. Broome, Edwards, and DiPette have no financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose.

References and Resources

    1. International Society of Nephrology. Acute Kidney Injury.
    2. National Kidney Foundation
      1. Kidney Disease: The Basics
      2. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
    3. Levey AS, James MT. Acute Kidney Injury. Ann Intern Med 2017;167(9):ITC66-ITC80. doi: 10.7326/AITC201711070.
    4. Koza Y. Acute Kidney Injury: Current Concepts and New Insights. J Inj Violence Res 2016;8(1):58-62. doi: 10.5249/jivr.v8i1.610.
    5. US National Library of Medicine. Acute Tubular Necrosis. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000512.html

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