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Study: AKI alerts associated with lower mortality, LOS

2017 22 Nov

A clinical decision support system (CDSS) that monitors blood creatinine levels in hospitalised patients to alert physicians to potential acute kidney injury (AKI) was associated with a small but significant reduction in mortality and hospital length of stay (LOS), according to research from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC published in the Journal... Read more

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Study: AKI alerts associated with lower mortality, LOS

2017 02 Nov

A clinical decision support system (CDSS) that monitors blood creatinine levels in hospitalised patients to alert physicians to potential acute kidney injury (AKI) was associated with a small but significant reduction in mortality and hospital length of stay (LOS), according to research from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC published in the Journal... Read more

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Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury

2016 30 May

Where Are We Now?Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been recognised as a major public health problem. It affects >50% of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is associated with serious short- and long-term complications, premature death and high financial healthcare costs (Mehta et al. 2015; Hoste et al. 2015; Lewington et al. 2013). The consensus... Read more

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Early Diagnosis and Prediction of Acute Kidney Injury

2016 30 May

penKid – A Dynamic Inflammation-Independent Biomarker Of Kidney (Dys)function Early recognition and close monitoring of acute kidney injury (AKI) is vital in the ICU, given AKI’s high prevalence and effect on length of stay and risk of re-hospitalisation and death (McCullough et al. 2013). As more becomes known about biomarkers, intensivists need to... Read more

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Can RIFLE Urine Output Criteria Predict Contrast-Associated Nephropathy?

2016 10 May

A study that assessed the predictive value of the Risk of renal dysfunction, Injury to the kidney, Failure of kidney function, Loss of kidney function and End-stage renal disease (RIFLE) urine output criteria on contrast-induced nephropathy in critically ill patients found its predictive value to be low, which limits its use for assessing the effects... Read more

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Protocol for Identifying Patients at Risk of AKI

2015 08 Nov

A new streamlined approach for early detection and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) has reduced mortality rates by 23 percent and hospital length of stay by 13 percent, according to a pilot study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego. AKI is a common condition that affects 21 percent of hospitalised adults and 33 percent of hospitalised... Read more

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Fluid Therapy: Buffered Crystalloids No Better Than Saline

2015 08 Oct

Use of a buffered crystalloid for fluid therapy, compared with saline, did not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury or failure for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, according to new research presented at the 28th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The findings are also published in JAMA.Although 0.9 percent... Read more

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Global Study: 65% of AKI Cases Are Community Acquired

2015 16 Mar

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has presented the findings of a new global study on acute kidney injury (AKI), seen by experts as a key step forward in their efforts to eliminate preventable deaths from the condition by 2025 ('0by25 Initiative'), at its annual meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa.AKI is a worldwide problem, killing... Read more

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Biomarkers Linked to Kidney Damage, Death in Critically Ill

2015 19 Jan

Based on results of a new study, high levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness correlate with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). The combination of tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) and IGF-binding protein-7 (IGFBP7) can identify patients with AKI who are at greater risk of death... Read more

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ISICEM 2014: Astute Medical to Host Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

2014 18 Mar

Event Highlights Routine Use of The NephroCheck ® Test For AKI Risk AssessmentMillions of hospitalised patients are affected by acute kidney injury (AKI) globally each year, making this a significant health threat. An educational symposium being held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:30 local time during the 34th International Symposium on Intensive... Read more