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Pediatric patients with sickle cell disease complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI) were more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), had longer hospital stays, accumulated greater hospitalization costs, and had a higher rate of readmission, a large-scale analysis found.  Increasing age at hospital admission and a history of high blood pressure and blood in the urine were identified as risk factors for AKI. The study also found that those receiving hydroxyurea...