Latest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) News
Among patients admitted to a coronary care unit, the highest quartile of serum cystatin C levels was associated with a 9.6-fold increased risk of AKI compared with the lowest quartile.
Dabigatran and rivaroxaban were associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes compared with warfarin.
In a study of hospitalized US veterans, AKI was associated with a 23% increased risk of heart failure compared with the absence of AKI.
The model was based on 6 variables readily obtained at hospital discharge.
Contrast-associated acute kidney injury occurred in 9.5% and 9.1% of patients receiving IV sodium bicarbonate and acetylcysteine, respectively, rates which did not differ significantly from the 8.3% rate among those receiving IV sodium chloride.
From 2004 to 2012, the incidence of AKI increased from 4.9% to 14.2% among CABG patients and from 2.7% to 8.8% among PCI patients.
In a phase 3 trial, acute kidney injury developed in 13.2% of patients undergoing invasive coronary angiography compared with 5.6% of those undergoing computed tomography angiography.
In a study, end-stage renal disease developed in 56% of patients discharged from a hospital with acute kidney injury requiring dialysis.
Timing of AKI after urgent percutaneous coronary intervention affects risk of significant kidney function loss 1 year after the procedure.
Post hoc analysis of SPRINT finds no significant difference in the incidence of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events among patients with moderate-to-advanced chronic kidney disease.
In a study, AKI sufferers had an increased rate of venous thromboembolism whether they receive heparin prophylaxis or not.
Three-quarters of patients hospitalized with acute kidney injury in Alberta, Canada did not visit a kidney specialist within 12 months of discharge.
Elevated levels of the two proteins can predict risk of acute kidney injury.
Risk of AKI in hospitalized children higher than with IV vancomycin, other antipseudomonal -lactam
AKI occurred with similar frequency among patients who did and did not receive contrast medium.
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- 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)