Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Features

Expert Q&A The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

The Medical Minute NSAIDs and Acute Kidney Injury in Children

NSAIDs and Acute Kidney Injury in Children

Investigators are sounding a new warning about NSAIDs and acute kidney injury in children.

Latest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) News

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Seniors taking atypical antipsychotic drugs are at higher risk of acute kidney injury.

Interventions Prevent Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Interventions Prevent Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Quality improvements protect patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Advanced CKD Linked to Worse Post-CABG Outcomes

Advanced CKD Linked to Worse Post-CABG Outcomes

Study reveals significantly elevated risk of in-hospital mortality, postoperative infection, and acute kidney injury.

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.

Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

Meta-analysis reveals a 46% decreased risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary catheterization.

Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

Patients are more likely to die if their acute kidney injury was acquired in the hospital rather than in the community.

PPI-Induced Acute Interstitial Nephritis May Be On the Rise

PPI-Induced Acute Interstitial Nephritis May Be On the Rise

In a study of 133 cases, the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole was the leading drug cause.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to ARDS

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to ARDS

Critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome are at 11 times increased risk of acute kidney injury.

Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

Increasing ASA scores are associated with an increasing likelihood of post-operative acute kidney injury.

Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

Use of the protocol, which is based on left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, was associated with a 59% relative risk reduction.

CRRT Machine Created for Infants with AKI

CRRT Machine Created for Infants with AKI

First in-human use of miniaturized machine shows good outcomes.

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Risk Minimal

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Risk Minimal

Researchers found no statistically significant incidence of CIN in a study of 2,277 patients who had a total of 2,583 CT scans with contrast.

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

Study of 3,886 diabetics reveals an 85% increased risk compared with diabetics who do not have depression.

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.

AKI Predictors in Lymphoma Patients Identified

AKI Predictors in Lymphoma Patients Identified

Sepsis and diuretic and aminoglycoside use are among the factors associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury.