Latest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) News
Investigators report that female vs male sex was associated with a significant 14% lower mortality risk following an episode of community-acquired acute kidney injury.
In the most comprehensive study of its kind, investigators find that acute kidney injury not requiring hospitalization is associated with a 90% increased mortality risk.
In a large study, caffeine administration to neonates born before 33 weeks' gestation reduced their odds of experiencing AKI by a significant 80%.
AKI hospitalizations were 4 times more likely among patients with diabetes.
No patient had a 25% or greater rise in serum creatinine 48 hours after receiving a median 13 mL of contrast for diagnostic coronary angiography, with an additional 13 mL for percutaneous coronary intervention.
AKI associated with 27% increased risk of hypoglycemia among patients with diabetes.
High risk of AKI in first year after non-kidney solid organ transplant; in turn, increases CKD risk.
Early and late initiation of renal replacement therapy for AKI in critically ill patients are associated with similar long-term risks of death, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease.
Though hospital admission rates have increased, inpatient death has improved from 2003 to 2012.
Among patients admitted to a coronary care unit, the highest quartile of serum cystatin C levels was associated with a 9.6-fold increased risk of AKI compared with the lowest quartile.
Dabigatran and rivaroxaban were associated with lower risks of adverse renal outcomes compared with warfarin.
In a study of hospitalized US veterans, AKI was associated with a 23% increased risk of heart failure compared with the absence of AKI.
The model was based on 6 variables readily obtained at hospital discharge.
Contrast-associated acute kidney injury occurred in 9.5% and 9.1% of patients receiving IV sodium bicarbonate and acetylcysteine, respectively, rates which did not differ significantly from the 8.3% rate among those receiving IV sodium chloride.
From 2004 to 2012, the incidence of AKI increased from 4.9% to 14.2% among CABG patients and from 2.7% to 8.8% among PCI patients.
NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)