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Urinary Marker Predicts AKI Following Cardiac Surgery

Elevated preoperative levels of urinary dickkopf-3 in patients undergoing cardiac surgery independent predicts development of acute kidney injury and persistently reduced renal function after surgery, a study found.

AKI and New-Onset Proteinuria

A 64-year-old man with past medical history of pre-diabetes, hypertension, benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), elevated PSA, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and degenerative joint disease affecting T11 to L1 after extensive back surgery 1 year previously presented with diffuse joint and bone pain the past few months as well as fatigue. He had a rising serum creatinine…
Efficacy and Safety of Quarter-Dose Blood Pressure-Lowering Agents

Higher-Dose Statin Therapy Increases AKI Risk

In a study, high-intensity statin use was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of acute kidney injury among older adults, but the magnitude of the increased risk was clinically small.
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