About ADQI

Founded in 2000 as the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative, and later rebranded as the Acute Disease Quality Initiative, ADQI is a non-profit, member run organization whose intent is to "provide an objective, dispassionate distillation of the literature and description of the current state of practice of diagnosis and management of acute kidney injury as well as other conditions in which dialysis and related therapies are applied to acutely ill patients." ADQI is an international, interdisciplinary organization with over 150 members from leading universities around the world. Our membership includes adult and pediatric nephrologists, intensivists, cardiologists, surgeons, hepatologists, radiologists, toxicologists, pharmacists, nurses and medical informaticists. We seek to improve the care of patients with acute kidney injury, cardiorenal syndrome, hepatorenal syndrome, sepsis and poisoning through evidenced-based medicine. We are setting new standards for diagnosis and management of acute kidney injury and related disorders. With our many publications our impact on future research is significant as is our direct effect on clinical practice. Some of our most cited publications are:

  1. Kellum JA, Mehta RL, Angus DC, Palevsky P, Ronco C; ADQI Workgroup. The first international consensus conference on continuous renal replacement therapy. Kidney Int. 2002 Nov;62(5):1855-63.
  2. Bellomo R, Ronco C, Kellum JA, Mehta RL, Palevsky P; Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative workgroup. Acute renal failure - definition, outcome measures, animal models, fluid therapy and information technology needs: the Second International Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) Group. Crit Care. 2004 Aug;8(4):R204-12.
  3. Bagshaw SM, Cruz DN, Aspromonte N, Daliento L, Ronco F, Sheinfeld G, Anker SD, Anand I, Bellomo R, Berl T, Bobek I, Davenport A, Haapio M, Hillege H, House A, Katz N, Maisel A, Mankad S, McCullough P, Mebazaa A, Palazzuoli A, Ponikowski P, Shaw A, Soni S, Vescovo G, Zamperetti N, Zanco P, Ronco C; Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative Consensus Group. Epidemiology of cardio-renal syndromes: workgroup statements from the 7th ADQI Consensus Conference. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010 May;25:1406-16.
  4. Nadim MK, Durand F, Kellum JA, Levitsky J, O'Leary JG, Karvellas CJ, Bajaj JS, Davenport A, Jalan R, Angeli P, Caldwell SH, Fernández J, Francoz C, Garcia-Tsao G, Ginès P, Ison MG, Kramer DJ, Mehta RL, Moreau R, Mulligan D, Olson JC, Pomfret EA, Senzolo M, Steadman RH, Subramanian RM, Vincent JL, Genyk YS. Management of the critically ill patient with cirrhosis: A multidisciplinary perspective. J Hepatol. 2016 Mar;64(3):717-35.
  5. Murray PT, Mehta RL, Shaw A, Ronco C, Endre Z, Kellum JA, Chawla LS, Cruz D, Ince C, Okusa MD; ADQI 10 workgroup. Potential use of biomarkers in acute kidney injury: report and summary of recommendations from the 10th Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative consensus conference. Kidney Int. 2014 Mar;85(3):513-21.
  6. Chawla LS, Bellomo R, Bihorac A, Goldstein SL, Siew ED, Bagshaw SM, Bittleman D, Cruz D, Endre Z, Fitzgerald RL, Forni L, Kane-Gill SL, Hoste E, Koyner J, Liu KD, Macedo E, Mehta R, Murray P, Nadim M, Ostermann M, Palevsky PM, Pannu N, Rosner M, Wald R, Zarbock A, Ronco C, Kellum JA. Acute kidney disease and renal recovery: consensus report of the Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) 16 Workgroup. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2017 Apr;13(4):241-257.