Acute Kidney Injury

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.

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

Observational studies strongly support a correlation between synthetic marijuana and kidney damage.

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Dialysis for AKI Does Not Hike Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

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Absence of association observed in patients with normal or near-normal baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Commission Seeks to End AKI Deaths by 2025

Mission 0by25 hopes to stop preventable deaths from AKI by 2025.

Some Injured Kidneys Suitable for Transplant

Some Injured Kidneys Suitable for Transplant

For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant

Vancomycin May Cause Kidney Damage in Children

Vancomycin May Cause Kidney Damage in Children

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Quadrupled in ICU Patients

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A substantial minority of surviving patients also developed long-term dependence on dialysis.

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

Higher AKI Rates Suspected After Joint Surgery

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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.

Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

Offer Ebola Victims Dialysis If They Need It

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

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.

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