Acute Kidney Injury

IV Iron Safe for Treating Anemia in Acute Kidney Injury Patients

IV Iron Safe for Treating Anemia in Acute Kidney Injury Patients

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In a case-control study, the treatment did not adversely affect mortality or recovery from AKI.

AKI Diagnostic Testing May Be Excessive

AKI Diagnostic Testing May Be Excessive

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Results of some urine and blood tests are unlikely to affect diagnosis or management of acute kidney injury.

CKD Risk Following Inpatient Acute Kidney Injury Characterized

CKD Risk Following Inpatient Acute Kidney Injury Characterized

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Even mild AKI with rapid recovery is associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease stage 3 or higher.

Long-Term Cardiovascular Mortality Linked to Post-Op AKI, CKD

Long-Term Cardiovascular Mortality Linked to Post-Op AKI, CKD

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Even surgery patients with stage 1 AKI without true organ damage had a 43% increase in cardiovascular mortality risk within 10 years compared with patients with no kidney disease.

CKD Progression to Stage 4 Predicts Increased Death Risk

CKD Progression to Stage 4 Predicts Increased Death Risk

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CKD progression from stage 3 to stage 4 also was associated with increased risks of acute kidney injury and hospitalization.

Renal Biomarkers Predict Diabetes Outcomes

Renal Biomarkers Predict Diabetes Outcomes

AKI, albuminuria, eGFR considered separately or together can predict adverse outcomes in diabetes.

Tenofovir-Linked Acute Kidney Injury Common in HIV

Tenofovir-Linked Acute Kidney Injury Common in HIV

Fewer than half of patients with TFD-linked AKI had renal function recovery after drug withdrawal.

Acute Kidney Injury More Likely in African Americans

Acute Kidney Injury More Likely in African Americans

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Increased risk observed in the VA health system unlikely to be fully explained by disparities in access to care.

Acute Kidney Injury Raises Heart Failure Risk

Acute Kidney Injury Raises Heart Failure Risk

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AKI is independently associated with a 27% increased risk of heart failure, according to a study of hospitalized U.S. veterans.

Acute Kidney Injury Risk Relatively Low After GI Surgery

Acute Kidney Injury Risk Relatively Low After GI Surgery

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AKI developed in 2.1% of operations and was more common after major, open, and acute surgeries.

Buffered Crystalloid Solution Doesn't Cut AKI Risk

Buffered Crystalloid Solution Doesn't Cut AKI Risk

Risk of developing acute kidney injury similar with buffered crystalloid, saline.

Adding Beta-Lactams to Vancomycin Raises AKI Risk

Adding Beta-Lactams to Vancomycin Raises AKI Risk

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New studies may clarify the risks associated with antibiotic combinations that include vancomycin, a drug with well-known nephrotoxicities.

Researchers Zero In on Cause of 'Mesoamerican Nephropathy'

Researchers Zero In on Cause of 'Mesoamerican Nephropathy'

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Study of sugarcane workers in Nicaragua may help to explain a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Central America.

Risk Factors for Aminoglycoside-Induced AKI Identified

Risk Factors for Aminoglycoside-Induced AKI Identified

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These factors include a history of heart failure, which was associated with 3-fold increased odds of acute kidney injury.

High Uric Acid at Hospital Admission Raises Acute Kidney Injury Risk

High Uric Acid at Hospital Admission Raises Acute Kidney Injury Risk

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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.

AKI Risk Lower with Propofol for ICU Sedation

AKI Risk Lower with Propofol for ICU Sedation

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It is associated with a lower risk of adverse renal outcomes compared with midazolam.

Predictors of Recurrent Acute Kidney Injury Identified

Predictors of Recurrent Acute Kidney Injury Identified

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Risk factors include longer duration of AKI and hospitalization for congestive heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and decompensated advanced liver disease.

Men Increasingly Using Legal Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Men Increasingly Using Legal Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Remarkably, 40% of men report an increase in use of performance-enhancing supplements; 29% are also concerned about their use.

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Elevated BP

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Elevated BP

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Acute kidney injury is associated with a signi­ficant 22% increased odds of subsequence development of a blood pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg.

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

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In a study, 86% of patients who survived experienced renal recovery within 1 year.

Acute Kidney Injury Implicated in Nearly One-Third of Post-PCI Deaths

Acute Kidney Injury Implicated in Nearly One-Third of Post-PCI Deaths

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Study findings show that contrast dosing is only a minor contributor to the overall burden of AKI.

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

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In a study, the incidence of hyperphosphatemia, ionized hypocalcemia, and ionized hypercalcemia was 44%, 22%, and 23%, respectively.

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Reduces Surgery-related AKI

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Reduces Surgery-related AKI

Findings among patients at high risk of acute kidney injury, undergoing cardiac surgery

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

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AKI developed in bodybuilders who injected anabolic steroids and ingested commercial protein and creatine products.

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

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

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

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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

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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

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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

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Recent meta-analysis compared continuous renal replacement therapy and extended daily dialysis.

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