The longer patients required to recover from acute kidney injury, the greater their risk for a substantial decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate or kidney failure.
Patients with AKI in the intensive care unit who had low serum sodium accompanied by high serum potassium at hospital admission had a 45% increased risk of 90-day mortality, a study found.
From 2003 to 2012, the rate of acute kidney injury following endovascular procedures for critical limb ischemia rose from 5.6% to 17.9% of procedures, a study found.
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.
The risk of subsequent acute kidney injury events increased from 31% to 51.7% following the first through fourth episode, a study found.
In a study, older adult NSAID users had significant 41% and 50% increased odds of AKI and hyperkalemia, respectively, compared with nonusers.
Transfusing red blood cells into cardiac surgery patients only when their hemoglobin levels fall to below 7.5 g/dL does not increase acute kidney injury risk.
Death risk increased 51% to 66% over 90 days in AKI inpatients receiving ultrafiltration faster than 1.75 mL/kg/h compared with less than 1.01 mL/kg/h.
The risk of negative renal outcomes, including CKD upgrading, increases along with duration of acute kidney injury following partial nephrectomy
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…