The most highly accessed article on BioMed Central’s most viewed articles page recently surpassed 100,000 accesses.
Bellomo et al.’s article, published in Critical Care
in 2004, presented the
first consensus definition of acute renal failure and followed a two day
conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) Group. It has
been cited more than 90 times according to both Google
Scholar and Scopus.
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