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Latest Acute kidney injury Stories

2013-07-16 22:34:28

In a study that included more than 10,000 men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer, use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) was associated with a significantly increased risk of acute kidney injury, with variations observed with certain types of ADTs, according to a study in the July 17 issue of JAMA. "Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer. While this therapy has been traditionally reserved for patients with advanced disease, ADT...

2013-04-24 08:26:31

NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Award winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV's top rated "America's Got Talent," was named Honorary National Chair of the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk program, kicking off this March. More than 100 events are held around the country, drawing 100,000 walkers on 5,000 teams with the goal of raising $8 million throughout the year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130424/DC99921) The Kidney Walks raise awareness and...

2013-04-17 14:27:14

Contrary to the positive findings of a previous pilot study, administration of a sodium bicarbonate-based infusion to induce urinary alkalinization during and after surgery does not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and may even cause harm in patients undergoing open heart surgery. These are the conclusions of a study by Anja Haase-Fielitz of the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg, Germany, Rinaldo Bellomo of the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and...

2013-03-29 23:03:15

As Medline Plus (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine) published on March 20th, 2013, a new study reveals that high potency statins (incl. Zocor) are linked to increased risk for acute kidney injury. In light of these news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel, to people potentially affected by Zocor side effects. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 AttorneyOne.com, a...

2013-03-20 15:43:43

Risk remains elevated for 2 years after initiation Research: Use of high potency statins and rates of admission for acute kidney injury: multicenter, retrospective observational analysis of administrative databases Editorial: Statins in acute kidney injury: friend or foe? Patients taking high potency statins for high blood pressure are at a 34% higher risk of being hospitalized for acute kidney injury (AKI), compared with those taking low potency statins, a paper published today on...

2013-02-20 10:34:38

In an analysis of studies that examined critically ill patients requiring an increase in blood fluid volume, intravenous use of the fluid hydroxyethyl starch, compared with other resuscitation solutions, was not associated with decreased mortality, according to an article appearing in the February 20 issue of JAMA. Moreover, after exclusion of 7 trials performed by an investigator whose research has been retracted because of scientific misconduct, the analysis of the remaining studies...

2013-02-14 08:29:15

LAWRENCE, Mass., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is reinforcing its efforts with patients, care partners and renal professionals to increase awareness about the benefits of home hemodialysis (HHD) and advocate for reimbursement policy changes with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) specifically as it relates to reimbursement for HHD training. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110503/MM94799LOGO ) Today, the Company initiated its...

2013-02-11 04:20:48

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading critical care experts will discuss new techniques for assessing risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) at an educational symposium to be held at the Eighteenth International Conference on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies (CRRT) in San Diego. The symposium, "New AKI Biomarkers: A Revolution in Risk Assessment," will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013, from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. Interested participants can visit...

2013-02-06 08:26:01

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two biomarkers used in combination can improve risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI), according to new research from an international multi-center study. AKI strikes up to seven percent of hospitalized patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The results, published today in Critical Care, address one of the most costly and deadly conditions affecting critically ill hospitalized patients. The findings...

2013-02-06 04:21:43

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing results of a clinical study published today in Critical Care, Astute Medical Chief Executive Officer Chris Hibberd said he is confident about the prospects for newly validated biomarkers of kidney damage used in the Company's NephroCheck(®) Test. The international, multi-center study validated the ability to predict acute kidney injury (AKI) using measurements of the two biomarkers, Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7) and...