'Needless' kidney-related deaths

Thousands of hospital patients are dying needlessly every year from kidney problems that could be treated, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Kidney injury affects patients 'already seriously ill'

Acute kidney injury, which NHS guidance says is 'needlessly' killing thousands of patients, is a problem that affect patients who are already seriously ill in hospital.

Fiona Loud of the Kidney Alliance said patients with systemic illnesses were most at risk.

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