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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.

The Medical Minute Severe Acute Kidney Injury Cases Increasing

Severe Acute Kidney Injury Cases Increasing

Severe acute kidney injuries have been rising rapidly in the United States over the past 10 years.

Expert Q&A Serious Acute Kidney Injury Is On the Rise: An Interview with Chi-yuan Hsu, MD, and Raymond Hsu, MD

Serious Acute Kidney Injury Is On the Rise: An Interview with Chi-yuan Hsu, MD, and Raymond Hsu, MD

The incidence of AKI requiring dialysis is now higher than the incidence of ESRD requiring dialysis or transplant.

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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.

Infectious Disease-Related AKI Characterized

Infectious Disease-Related AKI Characterized

Mortality rate is high, especially among patients with HIV/AIDS.

Post-PCI Kidney Function Decline Predicts Higher Mortality

Post-PCI Kidney Function Decline Predicts Higher Mortality

Patients with continuous deterioration of kidney function are at an increased risk of mortality.

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

Condition significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular events and death.

Study: AKI Develops in 7% of PCI Patients

AKI develops in 7% of patients undergoing PCI.

AKI Predicts Higher Mortality Long-Term

AKI Predicts Higher Mortality Long-Term

More than 60% of patients had died within four years of entry into a clinical trial of different RRT intensities for acute kidney injury.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Imposes Long-Term Heart Risks

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Imposes Long-Term Heart Risks

Patients found to have a 67% increased risk of coronary events or death compared with patients who did not suffer acute kidney injury.

Cardiovascular Intervention-Induced Kidney Injury Not Uncommon

Cardiovascular Intervention-Induced Kidney Injury Not Uncommon

Acute kidney injury seen in 7% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Lithium Treatment May Ease Acute Kidney Injury

Lithium Treatment May Ease Acute Kidney Injury

Lithium promotes kidney repair in mouse models.

Acute Kidney Injury Worse Than MI for Heart, Kidneys

Acute Kidney Injury Worse Than MI for Heart, Kidneys

Patients hospitalized with AKI experienced more adverse renocardiovascular events than patients hospitalized with MI.

No Kidney Injury Risk from High-Potency Statins

No Kidney Injury Risk from High-Potency Statins

Absence of a link found in a pooled analysis of two trials with a total of about 8,600 participants.

Rise in AKI Admissions May Be Due Partly to BP Drugs

Hospitalizations for acute kidney injury rose along with increased use of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists.

Diabetic Nephropathy Not Improved by Dual Regimen

ACE inhibitor plus ARB failed to slow disease progression but increased acute kidney injury risk.