Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

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Seniors taking atypical antipsychotic drugs are at higher risk of acute kidney injury.

Interventions Prevent Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Interventions Prevent Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Quality improvements protect patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

Advanced Kidney Disease (CKD) Linked to Worse Post-Bypass Outcomes

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Severe CKD raised the risk of in-hospital death after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from AKI

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Taiwan study reveals a 25% increased risk of stroke among patients who recover from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury.

Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

Statins May Lower Risk of Contrast-Induced AKI

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Meta-analysis reveals a 46% decreased risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary catheterization.

Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

Where AKI Develops Affects Death Risk

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Patients are more likely to die if their acute kidney injury was acquired in the hospital rather than in the community.

PPI-Induced Acute Interstitial Nephritis May Be On the Rise

PPI-Induced Acute Interstitial Nephritis May Be On the Rise

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In a study of 133 cases, the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole was the leading drug cause.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to ARDS

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to ARDS

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Critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome are at 11 times increased risk of acute kidney injury.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

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Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

Pre-Op Physical Status Predicts Surgical Patients' AKI Risk

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Increasing ASA scores are associated with an increasing likelihood of post-operative acute kidney injury.

Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

Novel Fluid Protocol Cuts Contrast-Induced AKI Risk

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Use of the protocol, which is based on left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, was associated with a 59% relative risk reduction.

The Challenge of Dialysis at the End of Life

The Challenge of Dialysis at the End of Life

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Dialysis is not necessarily in the patient's best interest, clinicians and ethicists say.

CRRT Machine Created for Infants with AKI

CRRT Machine Created for Infants with AKI

First in-human use of miniaturized machine shows good outcomes.

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Risk Minimal

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Risk Minimal

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Researchers found no statistically significant incidence of CIN in a study of 2,277 patients who had a total of 2,583 CT scans with contrast.

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

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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

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In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.

AKI Predictors in Lymphoma Patients Identified

AKI Predictors in Lymphoma Patients Identified

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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

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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

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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

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Condition significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular events and death.

Study: AKI Develops in 7% of PCI Patients

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AKI develops in 7% of patients undergoing PCI.

AKI Predicts Higher Mortality Long-Term

AKI Predicts Higher Mortality Long-Term

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Diabetic Nephropathy Not Improved by Dual Regimen

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

Clarithromycin Plus CCB Raises Acute Kidney Injury Risk

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The antibiotic inhibits an enzyme that metabolizes calcium-channel blockers, raising levels of these drugs.

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