Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) & NINJA

Empower your hospital to easily monitor patients that meet the NINJA protocol and intervene early to improve patient care and outcomes.

Cincinnati Children’s

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In collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s, leveraging their groundbreaking research on pediatric nephrotoxic kidney injury: Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-time Action (NINJA)


  • Identifies the earliest possible intervention opportunity in real time
  • Customizes metric outputs with respect to service lines and time periods
  • Automatic and customizable data extraction for all metric elements, including inpatient census by location or service line
  • Leverages platform for other sites for inter-site benchmarking data, as well as development of prospective interventional studies
  • Trends conditions over time via automated run charts
  • Decreases IT time and cost for implementation for manual or alternative monitoring solutions
  • Integrates with all major EHR platforms
  • Offered as a stand-alone solution or combined with other VigiLanz core products

NINJA surveillance algorithm built within VigiLanz

Nephrotoxic (NTMx) Patient Exposure Criteria:

  • ≥3 NTMx medications from list of 57 medications OR
  • ≥3 days on any IV AG OR
  • ≥3 days on Vancomycin

AKI Criteria for NTMX Exposed Patients:

  1. 1. At least 50% increase in Serum Creatinine (SCr) above patient baseline (lowest SCr in the past 6 months), with the increase value above a threshold of 0.5 mg/dL
  2. 2. An absolute increase of 0.3 mg/dL in SCr within 48 hours, regardless of the maximum value

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