Renal Replacement Therapy

Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy Initiation in AKI

Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy Initiation in AKI

Evidence to date provides no clear answer as to whether early or delayed RRT is the best approach.

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Affects Mental State

The initiation of RRT has a strong impact on HRQL in comparison with a reference population and with other stages of CKD.

Thiamine May Reduce RRT in Septic Shock Patients

Thiamine May Reduce RRT in Septic Shock Patients

Septic shock patients randomized to receive thiamine had lower serum creatinine levels and a lower rate of progression to RRT than patients randomized to placebo.

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Delirium, Coma in Critically Ill

AKI Is a Risk Factor for Delirium, Coma in Critically Ill

The researchers found that stage 2 acute kidney injury was associated with increased risk of delirium and coma as was stage 3 acute kidney injury.

Severe AKI in Young ICU Patients Predicts Higher Mortality

Severe AKI in Young ICU Patients Predicts Higher Mortality

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The condition also is associated with greater use of renal-replacement therapy and mechanical ventilation.

Early RRT for AKI May Lower Risk of Dialysis Dependence

Early RRT for AKI May Lower Risk of Dialysis Dependence

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It also may shorten intensive care unit and hospital length of stay versus late RRT in critically ill patients, meta-analysis reveals.

Fluid Overload at RRT Initiation Ups AKI Patients' Long-Term Mortality

Fluid Overload at RRT Initiation Ups AKI Patients' Long-Term Mortality

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Japanese study demonstrates a 2-fold increased risk of death from any cause.

Risk Factors ID'd for Early Mortality After Starting CRRT

Risk Factors ID'd for Early Mortality After Starting CRRT

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High FiO2 and norepinephrine in AKI patients increases their risk of death within 24 hours of being placed on continuous renal replacement therapy.

Critically Ill Acute Kidney Injury Patients Benefit From Early RRT

Critically Ill Acute Kidney Injury Patients Benefit From Early RRT

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Study demonstrates improved 90-day survival and greater likelihood of recovering renal function.

No Survival Advantage With Early Renal-Replacement Therapy in AKI

No Survival Advantage With Early Renal-Replacement Therapy in AKI

Mortality no different for early versus delayed strategy for patients with severe acute kidney injury.

Abrupt Pre-Dialysis Kidney Function Decline Predicts Early Death

Abrupt Pre-Dialysis Kidney Function Decline Predicts Early Death

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Study finds a 3-folder greater risk of early death within a year of hemodialysis initiation.

Diabetic, Non-Diabetic ESRD Patients at High Risk for Hypoglycemia

Diabetic, Non-Diabetic ESRD Patients at High Risk for Hypoglycemia

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Severe hypoglycemia may result in changes in mental state, seizures, arrhythmias, coma, and death.

Personalized Diet Improves CKD-Related Risks

Personalized Diet Improves CKD-Related Risks

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A low protein diet of vegetable proteins along with reduced intake of specific micronutrients should be recommended to stage 3-4 CKD patients, researchers say.

Buffered Crystalloid Solution Doesn't Cut AKI Risk

Buffered Crystalloid Solution Doesn't Cut AKI Risk

Risk of developing acute kidney injury similar with buffered crystalloid, saline.

AKI Risk Lower with Propofol for ICU Sedation

AKI Risk Lower with Propofol for ICU Sedation

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It is associated with a lower risk of adverse renal outcomes compared with midazolam.

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

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A multidisciplinary team-based approach to diabetes management may help prevent complications like diabetic kidney disease.

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

Renal Replacement Need After Cardiac Surgery Hikes Death Risk

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In a study, 86% of patients who survived experienced renal recovery within 1 year.

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

Study: Patient Survival Better with HHD than PD

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In a study, home hemodialysis was associated with a 53% decreased risk of death compared with peritoneal dialysis.

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Adverse Events Common During Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

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In a study, the incidence of hyperphosphatemia, ionized hypocalcemia, and ionized hypercalcemia was 44%, 22%, and 23%, respectively.

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.

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

Portugal's RRT Incidence Rate Is Highest in Europe

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New report shows that Montenegro had the lowest rate of renal replacement therapy.

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) Used Successfully in Ebola Case

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Physicians provided details of the first successful delivery of renal replacement therapy (RRT) to a patient with Ebola.

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Risk Lower with Partial Nephrectomy

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Researchers find a greater than 50% reduction in end-stage renal disease risk compared with radical nephrectomy.

CRRT Machine Created for Infants with AKI

CRRT Machine Created for Infants with AKI

First in-human use of miniaturized machine shows good outcomes.

ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

ASN President Urges Kidney Disease Innovation

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In congressional testimony, Sharon M. Moe, MD, proposes a federal prize competition.

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.

Placing Very Elderly Patients on RRT

Placing Very Elderly Patients on RRT

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As a venue for presenting important research on kidney disease to the world, Kidney Week never disappoints.

Patients Aged 75+ Have Poor Outcomes After Starting RRT

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Study demonstrated six- and 12-month survival rates of 58% and 49%, respectively.

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