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The establishment and provision of an acute kidney injury service at a tertiary renal centre

2019 14 Mar

An overview of the acute kidney injury service launched at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust   The acute kidney injury service at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was launched in October 2015. Key stakeholders were identified and included in the service development from the beginning and throughout which... Read more

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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

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Study: Nitric oxide decreases renal failure after cardiac surgery

2018 20 Nov

Results of a phase IIb prospective randomised controlled trial Prevention of Renal Failure by Nitric Oxide in Prolonged Cardiopulmonary Bypass showed that nitric oxide (NO) administered during surgery and for 24 hours afterwards was safe, and postoperatively reduced the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI), transition to stage 3 chronic kidney... Read more

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37th Vicenza Course on AKI & CRRT

2019 28 May

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AKI may indicate more serious systemic disease

2018 30 Jan

Most cases of acute kidney injury (AKI) represent a manifestation of a system-wide disease, which should be addressed in all patients with an elevated serum creatinine. "Acute kidney injury should most often be seen not as a primary disease entity but a marker of a potentially serious, underlying systemic disease; the kidney may be just an innocent... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 4, 2017

2017 22 Nov

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Urine Output Monitoring and Early AKI Detection

2017 29 May

Urine output (UO) is a vital sign for critically ill patients but standards for monitoring and reporting vary widely between ICUs. New research indicates that intensive monitoring of UO was associated with increased detection of moderate to severe acute kidney injury (AKI), reduced incidence of fluid overload and is independently associated with reduced... Read more

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The AKIpredictor: An Online Calculator to Predict Acute Kidney Injury

2017 16 Mar

Acute kidney injury (AKI), a rapid decline in renal function, is highly prevalent in critically ill patients, and is associated with an increased risk of short- and long-term complications that extend beyond the acute phase (Pickkers et al. 2017). AKI is defined and classified by an increase in serum creatinine or a decline in urine output, both... Read more

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Study: Kidney Damage Diagnosis May Be Inaccurate for Many

2017 28 Feb

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that, for many patients, an initial diagnosis of “acute kidney injury” may have been inaccurate. Their finding, published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, suggests that the current method of assessing kidney function may be misleading during the initial evaluation... Read more

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Peritoneal Dialysis: Evidence, Guidelines, and Controversies

2017 14 Feb

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) may be a feasible, safe, and complementary alternative to haemodialysis not only in the chronic setting, but also in the acute setting, according to a review in the journal Seminars in Nephrology. PD provides an efficient way to correct metabolic, electrolyte, acid-base, and volume disturbances generated by acute kidney injury... Read more