Latest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) News

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.

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

Vancomycin May Cause Kidney Damage in Children

Vancomycin May Cause Kidney Damage in Children

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

A substantial minority of surviving patients also developed long-term dependence on dialysis.

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

In this Australian study, nearly 15% of hip- or knee-replacement patients experienced acute kidney injury--far higher than previously thought.

Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Everolimus Raises AKI Risk in Some Cancer Patients

Acute kidney injury developed in 23% of renal cell carcinoma patients receiving everolimus.