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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.

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.

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.

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Common in Intensive Care Units

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Common in Intensive Care Units

Acute kidney injury is common in critically ill surgical patients and is associated with worse survival.

Acute Kidney Injury Not Increased By Oral Sodium Phosphate

Acute Kidney Injury Not Increased By Oral Sodium Phosphate

No increased risk of acute kidney injury with pre-colonoscopy sodium phosphate versus polyethylene glycol.

Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

Acute Renal Dysfunction Linked to Sugarcane Harvesting

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The association stems from performing prolonged, physically overwhelming work in an unhealthy environment.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Predicts Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) After Renal Cell Carcinoma Surgery

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Other predictors include neurovascular disease, obesity, and surgical approach.

FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

FDA Clears Lab Test for Predicting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

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NephroCheck detects substances in the urine that are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI).

Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

Causes of Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) Differ in the Elderly

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Individuals aged 65 and older are more likely than younger people to develop AIN as a result of medication use.

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 Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Stroke Risk Higher in Patients Who Recover from Acute Kidney Injury (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.

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