Patients hospitalized with AKI experienced more adverse renocardiovascular events than patients hospitalized with MI.
Absence of a link found in a pooled analysis of two trials with a total of about 8,600 participants.
Hospitalizations for acute kidney injury rose along with increased use of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists.
ACE inhibitor plus ARB failed to slow disease progression but increased acute kidney injury risk.
The antibiotic inhibits an enzyme that metabolizes calcium-channel blockers, raising levels of these drugs.
Patients whose statins were held in the 24 hours before cardiac surgery had higher levels of kidney injury biomarkers.
After adjusting for health insurance and income, African Americans no longer had a significantly elevated risk than Caucasians.
Infants aged one month or younger who experience acute kidney injury during hospitalization have a 31% death rate.
A prospective cohort study has shown plasma NGAL to be an accurate biomarker for predicting acute kidney injury.
A noninvasive, nonpharmacologic, ultrasound-based method of preventing renal ischemia-reperfusion injury could help prevent surgery-related AKI.
It might decrease the likelihood of renal function decline, however.
Nephrology consultations more than 48 after the day of acute kidney injury diagnosis are associated with greater mortality and dialysis dependence risk.
Prospective randomized study finds no difference in in-hospital mortality and dialysis dependence at three months compared with usual-start dialysis.
Dialysis dependence found to be less likely with continuous rather than intermittent renal replacement therapy.
Acute kidney injury was most likely to develop in men receiving combined androgen blockade.
Oral fluoroquinolones are associated with a small but significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI).
Calculations may fail to take into account the expected fall in creatinine due to loss of muscle mass.
Use of the drugs is also associated with a decreased need for dialysis.
Increased rate of acute kidney injury observed with the use of gentamicin plus flucloxacillin after orthopedic surgery.
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.