Renal injury rebranded as 'kidney attack'

"Kidney attack" and "renal angina" are being added to the medical lexicon, under a drive to have the conditions taken as seriously as heart disease.

Acute kidney injury has among the highest mortality rates of any medical condition, yet suffers an image problem that can lead to therapeutic nihilism, said Associate Professor Martin Gallagher, of the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney.

"It's about trying to help people understand that it's a short-term, acute insult, a bit like heart attack and stroke. It comes on