Latest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) News
Study of sugarcane workers in Nicaragua may help to explain a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Central America.
These factors include a history of heart failure, which was associated with 3-fold increased odds of acute kidney injury.
A uric acid level above 9.4 mg/dL at admission is associated with 79% increased odds of AKI compared with a level of 5.8-7.6 mg/dL.
It is associated with a lower risk of adverse renal outcomes compared with midazolam.
Risk factors include longer duration of AKI and hospitalization for congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and decompensated advanced liver disease.
Remarkably, 40% of men report an increase in use of performance-enhancing supplements; 29% are also concerned about their use.
Acute kidney injury is associated with a significant 22% increased odds of subsequence development of a blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg.
In a study, 86% of patients who survived experienced renal recovery within 1 year.
Study findings show that contrast dosing is only a minor contributor to the overall burden of AKI.
In a study, the incidence of hyperphosphatemia, ionized hypocalcemia, and ionized hypercalcemia was 44%, 22%, and 23%, respectively.
Findings among patients at high risk of acute kidney injury, undergoing cardiac surgery
AKI developed in bodybuilders who injected anabolic steroids and ingested commercial protein and creatine products.
Older users of proton pump inhibitors had a 2-fold increased risk of AKI compared with non-users.
Investigators propose a protocol for when patients should be referred to nephrologists.
NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)