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Global Study: 65% of AKI Cases Are Community Acquired

2015 16 Mar

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has presented the findings of a new global study on acute kidney injury (AKI), seen by experts as a key step forward in their efforts to eliminate preventable deaths from the condition by 2025 ('0by25 Initiative'), at its annual meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa.AKI is a worldwide problem, killing... Read more

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Study: Hypoxia, Hypotension 'Deadly Combo' in TBI

2014 21 Nov

Prehospital hypoxia and hypotension have been known to increase mortality in the setting of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results of a new study showed that while hypoxia and hypotension increased mortality by four- and threefold respectively, the combination of these two factors further increased mortality by 14-fold.The largest previous study had... Read more

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Aspirin Use In Surgery Does Not Reduce Kidney Infection

2014 17 Nov

According to a new study, neither aspirin nor clonidine reduce the risk of acute kidney injury when used in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. The study has been published in JAMA and will be presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s Annual Kidney Week meeting.   Approximately 10 percent of the 200 million adults undergoing major non-cardiac... Read more

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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

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