Search Tag: acute kidney injury

ICU Management

Post-Operative Intubation and Acute Kidney Injury

2014 09 Oct

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is generally associated with a poor prognosis. It is also an independent mortality factor in cardiac surgical patients. Cardiac surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia with patients mechanically ventilated in the postoperative period until they have achieved... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM 2014: Fenoldopam After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Reduce Need for Dialysis

2014 29 Sep

According to a study being presented at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) annual congress in Barcelona, infusion of the antihypertensive agent fenoldopam in patients with acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery does not reduce the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis) or risk of death at 30 days. The administration of... Read more

Lab Management

AKI Diagnostic Test Gets FDA Marketing Nod

2014 10 Sep

A new laboratory test to gauge severe acute kidney injury (AKI), developed by Astute Medical (San Diego, CA, USA), has been approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturer said its new "NephroCheck" test is intended to be used in critically ill, hospitalised patients. The urine-based test can detect whether a patient... Read more

Cardiology Management

Postoperative Kidney Injury Less Likely In ‘Off-Pump’ Heart Bypass Patients

2014 02 Jun

Patients requiring coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations may be less likely to incur acute postoperative kidney injuries when they are not put on a heart-lung machine (off-pump procedure). However, kidney function one year after surgery is not better preserved compared to on-pump patients. These findings are reported in JAMA’s June 4 issue... Read more