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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Study: Paediatric AKI Diagnosis Not Following Guidelines

2016 01 Nov

A survey of paediatric intensivists in the U.S. has found that around half are not using current guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children, and over 70 percent are using serum creatinine and urine output only. Only one-third refer children with AKI to a kidney specialist after they are discharged. The study is published... Read more

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Study: Radiocontrast - AKI Risk Lower Than Previously Thought

2016 30 Sep

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, radiocontrast administration may have a lower risk of kidney damage than previously thought. The findings suggest that the potential benefits of radiocontrast-enhanced imaging are far greater than its hazards, which could have been overestimated by researchers and physicians.... Read more

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Acute Kidney Injury Recommendations Published

2016 20 Jun

French intensive care and nephrology societies have published recommendations for AKI in the perioperative period and in intensive care units (ICUs). The document is published open access concurrently in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine and Annals of Intensive Care.The recommendations were developed by experts from the Société française d’anesthésie... 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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Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Optimal Timing of Renal Replacement Therapy ‘Elusive’

2016 24 May

A clear answer for the optimal timing of RRT in critical illness remains elusive, say the authors of a systematic review published in Critical Care. They recommend that clinicians refrain from lowering their clinical thresholds for implementing RRT in critical care patients with acute renal injury.Studies on the timing of renal replacement therapy (RRT)... Read more

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Acute Kidney Injury Prediction and Detection Models

2016 24 May

Risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) can be difficult to predict in older adults, due to age-related declines in glomerular filtration rates, which can affect baseline serum creatinine, and because serum creatinine is influenced by muscle mass, nutritional status and volume distribution. A study published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making... Read more

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ELAIN Trial for AKI: Significant Mortality Reduction in Early RRT Group

2016 22 May

Results of the Early vs Late Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Kidney Injury (ELAIN) Trial found a significant reduction in 90-day all-cause mortality in the early initiation group. The single-centre study, by Alexander Zarbock, MD, of University Hospital Munster, Germany, and colleagues, which is to be presented... Read more


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