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REMEDIAL III: Hydration guided by urine flow rate cuts contrast-induced acute kidney injury

September 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — A hydration regimen guided by urine flow rate was superior to a strategy guided by left ventricular end-diastolic pressure for…

FDA News

Investigational new drug application accepted for treatment to prevent AKI after cardiac surgery

September 19, 2019
The FDA has accepted an investigational new drug application to evaluate the efficacy of Elysium Health’s cellular health supplement in…

In the Journals

Hemodialysis for children with AKI has increased despite high 30-day mortality risk

August 27, 2019
Recently published findings from Canada suggest use of hemodialysis for children hospitalized with acute kidney injury has increased in 2 decades and…

In the Journals

Plasma uric acid levels not associated with AKI or subsequent mortality

August 14, 2019
Higher plasma uric acid levels were not associated with increased risk for acute kidney injury in patients admitted to the ICU, nor did such levels…

In the Journals

Nephritis, clinical trials top list of childhood lupus research priorities

July 17, 2019
Nephritis, clinical trials and biomarkers rank highest among research priorities related to childhood-onset systematic lupus erythematosus, according…

In the Journals

AI machine-learning tool may help predict risk for burn-related AKI

July 16, 2019
A tool that uses artificial intelligence and a machine learning algorithm enhanced the performance of existing tests for predicting acute kidney…

In the Journals

Risk model may predict likelihood of recovery of kidney function or death after AKI

July 1, 2019
A risk model accurately categorized patients with an inpatient episode of acute kidney injury into clinically distinct groups according to likelihood…

Meeting News

Cyclosporine maintenance therapy improves outcomes in lupus nephritis

June 18, 2019
Prolonged maintenance therapy with cyclosporine was associated with ongoing complete responses in a cohort of patients with lupus nephritis…

In the Journals

Rapid fluid removal linked to increased risk of mortality for patients with AKI

June 7, 2019
The rate and speed of fluid removal during dialysis for patients with AKI can influence the risk of mortality, according to a study published by…

Meeting News

Study: Kidneys from donors with AKI do not negatively impact eGFR in transplant recipients

June 4, 2019
BOSTON — For deceased donor transplants, AKI in the donor did not have any negative impact on eGFR in the recipient at 1 year, according to a…

In the Journals

Urinary cytokine levels may be effective diagnostic biomarkers for acute interstitial nephritis

May 16, 2019
Researchers found patients who were diagnosed with acute interstitial nephritis had higher levels of urinary TNF-alpha and interleukin-9, which…

Meeting News

Disparities in pregnancy-related AKI may be linked to socioeconomic factors, lack of quality health care

May 10, 2019
BOSTON — Disparities in which women are more likely to develop pregnancy-related AKI, often thought of in terms of genetics and race, may…

In the Journals

Nephrotoxic AKI typically caused by a combination of three risk factors

April 12, 2019
A published review outlined drug-induced nephrotoxicity, a common cause of acute kidney injury, and its associated factors surrounding medications…

In the Journals

Proton pump inhibitors may increase risks of AKI, CKD

February 27, 2019
Proton pump inhibitor use was associated with increased risks for acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, according to a published study.

In the Journals

Hospital-wide intervention may improve care, outcomes for patients with AKI

February 22, 2019
When introduced to hospitals in the United Kingdom, a multifaceted intervention designed to reduce avoidable harm associated with acute kidney injury…

In the Journals

Lupus nephritis linked to severe gut microbiome imbalances

February 19, 2019
Patients with lupus demonstrate characteristic gut microbiome dysbiosis patterns, which appear to directly correspond to disease activity, according…

In the Journals

Monitoring vancomycin AUCs may prevent kidney injury

February 12, 2019
The risk for acute kidney injury may be reduced if vancomycin area under the curve dosing measured within the first or second 24 hours is lower than…


Fresenius data show 38% of AKI patients recover kidney function

February 5, 2019
An analysis of 9,000 patients with diagnosed acute kidney injury treated at Fresenius Medical Care North America outpatient clinics indicates that…

In the Journals

PD-1 inhibitors may increase risk for AKI, hypocalcemia

January 23, 2019
The risk for developing AKI and hypocalcemia may be higher for patients treated with PD-1 inhibitors than those treated with non-nephrotoxic agents…

In the Journals

Soft drink consumption during, after exercise in heat leads to AKI

January 21, 2019
The consumption of high fructose, caffeinated beverages during and following exercise in hot temperatures may both reduce renal function and elevate…