Latest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) News

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

In a study, 86% of patients who survived experienced renal recovery within 1 year.

Acute Kidney Injury Implicated in Nearly One-Third of Post-PCI Deaths

Acute Kidney Injury Implicated in Nearly One-Third of Post-PCI Deaths

Study findings show that contrast dosing is only a minor contributor to the overall burden of AKI.

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

In a study, the incidence of hyperphosphatemia, ionized hypocalcemia, and ionized hypercalcemia was 44%, 22%, and 23%, respectively.

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Reduces Surgery-related AKI

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Reduces Surgery-related AKI

Findings among patients at high risk of acute kidney injury, undergoing cardiac surgery

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

AKI developed in bodybuilders who injected anabolic steroids and ingested commercial protein and creatine products.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to PPIs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to PPIs

Older users of proton pump inhibitors had a 2-fold increased risk of AKI compared with non-users.

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

ICU Patients on RRT Rarely Have Nephrology Follow-up

Investigators propose a protocol for when patients should be referred to nephrologists.

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Dialysis Modalities Show Similar Outcomes in AKI

Recent meta-analysis compared continuous renal replacement therapy and extended daily dialysis.

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

Observational studies strongly support a correlation between synthetic marijuana and kidney damage.

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Mission 0by25 hopes to stop preventable deaths from AKI by 2025.

Some Injured Kidneys Suitable for Transplant

Some Injured Kidneys Suitable for Transplant

For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant