Search Tag: Renal function

ICU Management

AKI: long-term impact on mortality and renal function

2019 30 Jan

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is defined as an abrupt loss in renal function and may be caused by a wide variety of clinical conditions. AKI is a frequent complication of hospitalisation and is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and mortality. Based on more recent studies, AKI is also... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Long-term impact of crystalloids vs colloids after major abdominal surgery

2018 14 Nov

A 1-year follow up  of patients randomised to receive hydroxyethyl starch solution or balanced crystalloid solution as part of intraoperative goal-directed fluid therapy during major open abdominal surgery, found there was no difference in renal function between the groups. The study, by Alexandre Joosten, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, CUB Erasme,... Read more

ICU Management

Augmented renal clearance: the need for guidelines

2018 22 Feb

Renal function in critically ill patients has been routinely assessed with the objective of detecting renal impairment and adjusting drug doses. Although augmented renal clearance (ARC) has also been identified in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, ARC is a less well-studied phenomenon that could lead to faster elimination of drugs. A new systematic... Read more