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Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients with AKI

2021 01 Jun

Many critical care patients with severe acute kidney injury (AKI), especially those who develop refractory complications, receive renal replacement therapy (RRT). However, when RRT should be initiated for these patients remains unclear. There is a consensus that in patients with urgent or refractory complications, RRT should be started. However, the... Read more

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39th Vicenza Course on AKI & CRRT - Virtual Meeting

2021 26 Oct

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Delayed Initiation Strategy for Renal Replacement Therapy

2021 13 Apr

Delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill patients with severe kidney injury and no severe complication is safe and can allow optimisation of the use of medical devices. However, uncertainty still remains regarding the duration for which RRT can be delayed without risk to the patient. In this study, the researchers evaluate a more-delayed... Read more

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Biomarkers to Identify Acute Kidney Injury for Early Sepsis Detection

2021 23 Mar

Early recognition of sepsis is vital for improving patient outcomes. If detected on time, sepsis can be treated with antibiotics and source control, recognition and reversal of shock and organ support. The three most common organ dysfunctions in sepsis are cardiovascular, renal and respiratory. Cardiovascular and respiratory organ dysfunctions are... Read more

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Venous Doppler to Predict Adverse Kidney Events

2020 27 Oct

In patients admitted to the ICU following surgery, trauma or septic shock, fluid boluses are often used to increase cardiac output and blood pressure. However, clinical evidence shows that excess fluid administration could be detrimental for patients and could lead to increased rates of acute kidney injury (AKI), prolonged days of mechanical ventilation... Read more

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Intensive Renal Replacement Therapy and Mechanical Ventilation Duration

2020 11 Oct

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a global health issue, accounting for approximately two million deaths per year as well as presenting a heavy economic burden on healthcare systems. Hospital-acquired AKI is associated with increased risk of death and prolonged length of hospital stay.   There are no effective treatments beyond supportive care for patients... Read more

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The Importance Of Continuous Monitoring Of Urine Flow In Critical Care Patients

2020 30 Jun

ABSTRACT This review discusses the importance of continuous, real-time monitoring of urine flow in critical care patients and its potential role in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and fluid management in a variety of clinical conditions.  Real-time, reliable monitoring of urine flow enables clinicians to detect early signs of kidney injury, and facilitates... Read more

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COVID-19 and Acute Kidney Injury

2020 03 Jun

Incidence and risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) in COVID-19 patients Recent reports from China, Italy, and the US indicate that there is a 25-37% incidence of AKI among critically ill COVID-19 patients (Singh 2020, Hirsch et al. 2020). In a study of 5449 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, AKI was observed primarily in patients with respiratory... Read more

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Machine-Learning-Based Prediction Models for AKI

2019 23 Aug

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common occurrence for critically ill patients in the ICU, and its early diagnosis has proven to be challenging. The accuracy of the online, machine-learning-based prediction model, AKIpredictor , was analysed for its use in a clinical setting.   The study, which took place over five ICUs in Belgium, compared the predictions... Read more

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38th Vicenza Course on AKI & CRRT

2020 02 Nov

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS TO NOV 2-6TH AND CHANGED TO VIRTUAL MEETING Find IRRIV on Social Media Read more