Kidney Week 2012 General News Coverage

Renal Ultrasound Unwarranted for AKI Evaluation

Obstructive uropathy is rarely found to be a cause of acute kidney injury.

Stroke Risk May Be Lower in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

They may differ from hemodialysis patients with respect to case mix, volume status, disease management, and routine exposure to anticoagulation.

Drug May Benefit Patients with ADPKD

Drug May Benefit Patients with ADPKD

Tolvaptan slows kidney growth and renal decline.

Study Highlights Need for Earlier AKI Diagnosis

New findings underscore the need for continued improvement in the recognition and management of patients with AKI.

Carbon Drug Found Not to Slow CKD Advance

An investigational drug that in early clinical studies looked like it could slow progression of CKD has been shown in two phase 3 clinical trials that it is no better than placebo.

Some Higher-Dosage Statins May Raise AKI Risk

Some higher-intensity statin formulations are associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI).

NSAIDs Increase Risk of Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI).

High Uric Acid Raises AKI Risk After Heart Surgery

High serum uric acid levels are a strong independent risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI) after heart surgery.

Kidney Disease Raises Death Risk in Pregnant Women

Kidney disease independently increases pregnant women's risk of death.

Preeclampsia May Hike Risk of Future Renal Disease

Women with a history of hypertensive pregnancy disorders (HPD), including preeclampsia, may be at increased risk for renal disease later in life.

Worse Renal Outcomes in CKD Patients Linked to MetS

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with stage 3 and 4 CKD is associated with an increased risk of development of ESRD.

Diet May Have No Short-Term Effect on Renal Function

Diet May Have No Short-Term Effect on Renal Function

Unhealthy diets are not associated with more rapid declines in kidney function.

Hospitalization Risk Less with PD

Patients initiating dialysis have a lower hospitalization risk in the first year if they start on peritoneal dialysis (PD) instead of hemodialysis (HD).

Hyponatremia Raises Death Risk in General Population

Hyponatremia is a relatively common electrolyte abnormality in the general U.S. adult population.

Re-Hospitalization for AKI Common

About 30% patients hospitalized for acute kidney injury (AKI) are readmitted for AKI within a year.

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