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We Can Diagnose AKI "Early"

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (Impact Factor: 5.25). 10/2012; 7(11). DOI: 10.2215/CJN.09740912
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