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Latest Acute kidney injury Stories

2014-04-14 12:37:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association released a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making (SDM) and pain and symptom management for acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients at the point of care. Adam Weinstein, MD, a RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, explains that the RPA SDM Toolkit app is an interactive, workflow-driven...

2014-03-31 12:29:20

Familiarity with ABT-719/ZP-1480, MTB-131, QPI-1002, AC-607 and THR-184 is Very Low Among Surveyed Nephrologists, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, according to both surveyed nephrologists and critical care physicians, there is a high perceived need for new therapies for the treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, opinions vary among physician types when it comes to the need for...

2014-03-03 08:30:49

Symposium Highlights New Biomarkers for AKI Risk Assessment SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading critical care experts will discuss biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) at an educational symposium to be held at the19(th) International Conference on Advances In Critical Care - CRRT 2014 in San Diego. The symposium, "New AKI Biomarkers: A Revolution in Risk Assessment," will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time and is...

2014-02-07 12:58:48

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have an increased risk of later developing heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that properly treating and monitoring patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) could help protect their heart health. AKI, an sudden decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition in hospitalized...

2014-01-10 11:26:19

A single dose of lithium helped restore kidney function in mice with acute kidney injury A mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar affective disorders may also help treat acute kidney injury, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings are significant because there are no effective therapies for AKI. AKI, an abrupt decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent and potentially serious condition...

2014-01-07 08:30:19

SCCM Event Examines Groundbreaking AKI Risk Assessment Biomarkers SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international panel of critical care experts will discuss how new biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) could affect care of critically ill patients at a symposium being held in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, Calif. Astute Medical, Inc. is sponsoring the event "Early AKI Assessment: Are...

2013-10-24 23:20:33

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the...

2013-10-17 12:30:15

LIVE booklet to increase awareness of life-changing benefits that may be experienced with more frequent home hemodialysis therapy. LAWRENCE, Mass., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the launch of a new educational booklet that outlines the documented benefits and risks of home and more frequent home hemodialysis therapy. The booklet, entitled LIVE, is designed to be used by...

2013-09-06 12:28:06

A biomarker test developed initially to identify early acute kidney injury (AKI) after surgery has been shown to successfully detect AKI in emergency room patients with a variety of urgent health issues. In a study published online Sept. 5 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the findings expand the overall utility and potential medical settings for using the test, according to researchers. The test measures the protein neutrophil gelatinase-associated...

2013-08-02 11:20:05

Therapy might prevent kidney injury that often arises following major surgery Ultrasound treatments may prevent acute kidney injury that commonly arises after major surgery, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that this simple and noninvasive therapy may be an effective precaution for patients at risk. Acute kidney injury, an abrupt decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent...