Acute Renal Failure Features

The Medical Minute Light Drinking Plus Acetaminophen May Raise Renal Impairment Risk

Light Drinking Plus Acetaminophen May Raise Renal Impairment Risk

Even light drinking paired with acetaminophen may increase the risk of kidney dysfunction.

The Medical Minute Treating Lung Congestion in Dialysis Patients May Improve CV Health

Treating Lung Congestion in Dialysis Patients May Improve CV Health

Lung congestion is highly prevalent and often asymptomatic among kidney failure patients.

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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.

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Intensive Dialysis Helpful in Pregnancy

Better outcomes observed with more frequent and longer dialysis sessions.

HIV Patients at Higher Risk of Needing Renal Replacement Therapy

Their risk of being placed on chronic renal replacement therapy is three times higher than in the background population.

Summer Heat Increases Risk of Renal Problems

Higher summer temperatures increase the likelihood of being hospitalized for acute renal failure (ARF), according to an analysis of data collected in New York State.

ARF Need Not Prevent Kidney Donation

The use of kidneys from deceased donors with acute renal failure (ARF) can be safe and produce good renal function up to one year after transplantation, new research has confirmed.

Smoking Raises Renal Failure Risk

Smoking increases the risk for developing renal failure, according to a new study.

Renal Failure Warning Okayed for Reclast Label

The FDA has approved an update to the drug label for Reclast (zoledronic acid) so that health care professionals are better informed about the risk of renal failure associated with use of the drug.

German Sprouts Blamed for E. coli Illness Outbreak

Tainted raw bean and seed sprouts grown in Germany spread the strain of Escherichia coli that caused an outbreak of enterohemorrhagic illness and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) there and in other European countries, investigators concluded.

Probe into German E. coli Illness Outbreak Continues

Investigators continue to look for the source of a strain of Escherichia coli responsible for a severe outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and bloody diarrhea primarily centered in Germany but which has sickened individuals in other European countries.

Acute Kidney Injury Criteria Predict Survival of Cirrhosis Patients

BERLIN—The Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) criteria for acute renal failure (ARF) better predicted survival over a period of 90 days in a study of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis when compared with current criteria, according to a study presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver.

Steroids Do Not Stop Post-Transplant ARF

Administering corticosteroids to deceased, heart-beating kidney donors at least three hours before organ harvesting to reduce inflammation does not reduce the incidence or duration of post-transplantation acute renal failure (ARF) in transplant recipients, according to a report in Annals of Internal Medicine (2010;153:222-230).

Warm Ischemia Worsens Partial Nephrectomy Outcomes, Study Finds

Warm ischemia during partial nephrectomy (PN) on a solitary kidney is associated with an increased risk of acute renal failure (ARF) and CKD, according to researchers.

Renal Impairment Linked to E. coli Infection

MONTREAL—A decade after contracting acute diarrheal illness from infection with Escherichia coli 0157:H7, individuals are at increased risk for definite renal impairment with microalbuminuria, hypertension, and cardiovascular events compared with individuals not infected with the pathogen.

AKI, ARF Common with Pandemic Flu

AKI, ARF Common with Pandemic Flu

ORLANDO, Fla.—Acute kidney injury (AKI), acute renal failure , and the need for dialysis are common complications in critically ill patients with pandemic H1N1 Influenza A (pH1N1), and are associated with an increased risk of death, according to Canadian researchers.

ARF Can Be First Sign of Myeloma

NEW ORLEANS—Acute renal failure (ARF) induced by pathogenic light chains can be the first presenting sign of multiple myeloma, and prompt treatment of the malignancy is critical to reversing renal damage, according to a study presented by European investigators at the American Society of Hematology 51st annual meeting.