AKI

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

Kidney Failure Linked to Major Depression in Diabetics

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Study of 3,886 diabetics reveals an 85% increased risk compared with diabetics who do not have depression.

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

Dialysis and Low Creatinine a Bad Combo in AKI

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In-hospital death risk is increased, a new study found.

AKI Predictors in Lymphoma Patients Identified

AKI Predictors in Lymphoma Patients Identified

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Sepsis and diuretic and aminoglycoside use are among the factors associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury.

Infectious Disease-Related AKI Characterized

Infectious Disease-Related AKI Characterized

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Mortality rate is high, especially among patients with HIV/AIDS.

Post-PCI Kidney Function Decline Predicts Higher Mortality

Post-PCI Kidney Function Decline Predicts Higher Mortality

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Patients with continuous deterioration of kidney function are at an increased risk of mortality.

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury Predicts Poor Outcomes

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Condition significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular events and death.

Study: AKI Develops in 7% of PCI Patients

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AKI develops in 7% of patients undergoing PCI.

AKI Predicts Higher Mortality Long-Term

AKI Predicts Higher Mortality Long-Term

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More than 60% of patients had died within four years of entry into a clinical trial of different RRT intensities for acute kidney injury.

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Imposes Long-Term Heart Risks

Dialysis-Requiring AKI Imposes Long-Term Heart Risks

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Patients found to have a 67% increased risk of coronary events or death compared with patients who did not suffer acute kidney injury.

Cardiovascular Intervention-Induced Kidney Injury Not Uncommon

Cardiovascular Intervention-Induced Kidney Injury Not Uncommon

Acute kidney injury seen in 7% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Lithium Treatment May Ease Acute Kidney Injury

Lithium Treatment May Ease Acute Kidney Injury

Lithium promotes kidney repair in mouse models.

Acute Kidney Injury Worse Than MI for Heart, Kidneys

Acute Kidney Injury Worse Than MI for Heart, Kidneys

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Patients hospitalized with AKI experienced more adverse renocardiovascular events than patients hospitalized with MI.

No Kidney Injury Risk from High-Potency Statins

No Kidney Injury Risk from High-Potency Statins

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Absence of a link found in a pooled analysis of two trials with a total of about 8,600 participants.

Rise in AKI Admissions May Be Due Partly to BP Drugs

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Hospitalizations for acute kidney injury rose along with increased use of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists.

Diabetic Nephropathy Not Improved by Dual Regimen

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ACE inhibitor plus ARB failed to slow disease progression but increased acute kidney injury risk.

Clarithromycin Plus CCB Raises Acute Kidney Injury Risk

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The antibiotic inhibits an enzyme that metabolizes calcium-channel blockers, raising levels of these drugs.

Statins May Protect Against Post-Op AKI

Statins May Protect Against Post-Op AKI

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Patients whose statins were held in the 24 hours before cardiac surgery had higher levels of kidney injury biomarkers.

Higher AKI Risk in Blacks May Be Linked to Socioeconomics

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After adjusting for health insurance and income, African Americans no longer had a significantly elevated risk than Caucasians.

Newborns Among Hardest Hit by Inpatient AKI

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Infants aged one month or younger who experience acute kidney injury during hospitalization have a 31% death rate.

Biomarker Found to Predict AKI in Emergency Patients

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A prospective cohort study has shown plasma NGAL to be an accurate biomarker for predicting acute kidney injury.

Preop Ultrasound Protects Kidneys

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A noninvasive, nonpharmacologic, ultrasound-based method of preventing renal ischemia-reperfusion injury could help prevent surgery-related AKI.

Ascorbic Acid Does Not Lower Contrast-Induced Nephropathy Risk

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It might decrease the likelihood of renal function decline, however.

Worse AKI Outcomes Linked to Delayed Nephrology Referral

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Nephrology consultations more than 48 after the day of acute kidney injury diagnosis are associated with greater mortality and dialysis dependence risk.

Early-Start Dialysis Does Not Improve Acute Kidney Injury Outcomes

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Prospective randomized study finds no difference in in-hospital mortality and dialysis dependence at three months compared with usual-start dialysis.

CRRT Offers Better Acute Kidney Injury Outcomes

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Dialysis dependence found to be less likely with continuous rather than intermittent renal replacement therapy.

Prostate Cancer ADT Found to Boost Acute Kidney Injury Risk

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Acute kidney injury was most likely to develop in men receiving combined androgen blockade.

Common Antibiotics Raise AKI Risk

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Oral fluoroquinolones are associated with a small but significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI).

Discharge eGFR in AKI Patients Can Be Misleading

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Calculations may fail to take into account the expected fall in creatinine due to loss of muscle mass.

ACE Inhibitors May Improve Survival after Acute Kidney Injury

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Use of the drugs is also associated with a decreased need for dialysis.

AKI Risk Raised with Prophylactic Regimen

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Increased rate of acute kidney injury observed with the use of gentamicin plus flucloxacillin after orthopedic surgery.

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