Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Features

Commentary Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh: Patients with Ebola deserve to be offered renal replacement therapy, even if odds of survival are slim.

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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.

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

Resting Heart Rate Predicts Renal End Points in Pre-CVD Patients

For patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, resting heart rate predicts renal outcomes singly and in combination.

Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Post-Op Acute Kidney Injury Not Prevented by Aspirin, Clonidine

Aspirin and clonidine increased the risk of major bleeding and clinically important hypotension in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Anemia Found to Affect Renal Recovery from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Anemia Found to Affect Renal Recovery from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Highest quintile of hemoglobin associated with 6-fold increased odds of complete or partial recovery of anemia in acute kidney injury (AKI).

Hospital-Acquired Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Ups Early Readmission Risk

Hospital-Acquired Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Ups Early Readmission Risk

Researchers observe a significant 21% increased odds of rehospitalization for acute kidney injury (AKI) within 30 days.

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Pre-Treatment Statins Reduce Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Risk

Review shows reduction in acute kidney injury with high-dose statins versus low-dose or placebo.

Possible Tissue Injury Predictor in Transplant Recipients Found

Possible Tissue Injury Predictor in Transplant Recipients Found

Researchers may have found a predictor for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in kidney transplant recipients.

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Common in Intensive Care Units

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Common in Intensive Care Units

Acute kidney injury is common in critically ill surgical patients and is associated with worse survival.

Acute Kidney Injury Not Increased By Oral Sodium Phosphate

Acute Kidney Injury Not Increased By Oral Sodium Phosphate

No increased risk of acute kidney injury with pre-colonoscopy sodium phosphate versus polyethylene glycol.

Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

The association stems from performing prolonged, physically overwhelming work in an unhealthy environment.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

NephroCheck detects substances in the urine that are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI).

Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

Individuals aged 65 and older are more likely than younger people to develop AIN as a result of medication use.

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.