GI, kidney, and cardiovascular adverse events may increase with analgesic dose
Initiating use prior to coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may modestly reduce risks.
Contrast volume:eGFR ratio may be useful in calculating the maximum amount of contrast to give.
The absolute risk is small, but data may make a case for the use of low-potency statins when possible.
Investigators are sounding a new warning about NSAIDs and acute kidney injury in children.
Acute kidney injury also increases their risk of death.
Sixteen cases of acute kidney injury occurred in six states.
In a study, it accounted for 2.7% of AKI cases.
Excessive body fat on CT scans is associated with an elevated risk of acute kidney injury.
These include hypovolemia, diuretic use, and CKD prior to admission.
Urine output may provide a better indication of renal function, according to researchers.
Reasons include better hemodynamic stability, better therapeutic effect, and easier fluid balance control.
Severe acute kidney injuries have been rising rapidly in the United States over the past 10 years.
The incidence of AKI requiring dialysis is now higher than the incidence of ESRD requiring dialysis or transplant.
Risk up with use of diuretic and ACE inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker, plus NSAID.
Obstructive uropathy is rarely found to be a cause of acute kidney injury.
New findings underscore the need for continued improvement in the recognition and management of patients with AKI.
Some higher-intensity statin formulations are associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI).
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI).
High serum uric acid levels are a strong independent risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI) after heart surgery.
About 30% patients hospitalized for acute kidney injury (AKI) are readmitted for AKI within a year.
Significant decreases in use of renal replacement therapy also observed
The trend is mainly among patients undergoing cardiac and vascular surgery, Canadian study shows.
Obesity independently predicts acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery, and oxidative stress may partially mediate this association.
Limiting sport participation in athletes with single kidneys may not be necessary.
Use of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers during coronary angiography found to independently boost risk by 43%.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) rarely occurs in the immediate postoperative period following nephrectomy, according to a study presented at the American Urological Association 2012 annual meeting.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Fluid overload in adult burn patients is associated with increased mortality, data presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings suggest.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) before undergoing surgical procedures are at increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) post-operatively, researchers reported at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—New-onset dipstick proteinuria may be a useful biomarker for predicting development of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill septic patients, researchers reported at the National Kidney Foundation 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings.