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Acute Kidney Injury

New Biomarker Improves Acute Kidney Injury Diagnosis

A new biomarker-based diagnostic test is more effective than the current best practice for early detection of adverse outcomes after acute kidney injury (AKI), which can be fatal for an estimated 50 percent of the critically ill patients who get the condition.

A multi-center study to be published April 26 in the Journal of… New Biomarker Improves Acute Kidney Injury Diagnosis   



Biomarkers Identify Acute Kidney Injury in Emergency Patients

Acute kidney injury (AKI) has severe consequences, with a 25 to 80 percent risk of in-hospital death. Researchers have found a way to diagnose AKI using a urine test, enabling emergency departments to identify these high-risk patients when they first arrive at the hospital. The study will be published online on January 9, 2012,… Biomarkers Identify Acute Kidney Injury in Emergency Patients   



Markers Warn of Progressive Kidney Problems After Heart Surgery

Blood and urine markers can indicate which patients with an abrupt kidney injury following heart surgery will experience progressive kidney problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Testing for these markers soon after surgery could help doctors protect the health of patients’… Markers Warn of Progressive Kidney Problems After Heart Surgery   



Lower chloride use in intravenous fluids for critically ill patients may lower risk of kidney injury

In a pilot study assessing the effect of different levels of chloride in intravenous fluids administered to critically ill patients in an intensive care unit, restricting the amount of chloride administration was associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of acute kidney injury and the use of renal replacement therapy, according to a… Lower chloride use in intravenous fluids for critically ill patients may lower risk of kidney injury   



Mayo Clinic-Led Study Identifies Biomarkers for Early Risk Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury

Acute kidney injury strikes large numbers of hospitalized patients, including those with no prior kidney-related illness, and is one of the most costly and deadly conditions affecting critically ill patients. Findings published today in Critical Care from a Mayo Clinic-led, multicenter study identify two biomarkers of acute kidney injury that can be easily measured… Mayo Clinic-Led Study Identifies Biomarkers for Early Risk Assessment of Acute Kidney Injury   



Jortani among researchers finding new markers for acute kidney injury

Saeed A. Jortani, Ph.D., associate clinical professor in the University of Louisville’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, headed up one of three labs in the United States involved in determining two new markers for acute kidney injury (AKI). The research group’s paper, “Validation of Cell-Cycle Arrest Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury Using Clinical… Jortani among researchers finding new markers for acute kidney injury   



Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease each a risk of the other

Acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely intertwined, with each disease a risk factor for developing the other and sharing other risk factors in common, as well as sharing causes for the diseases to get worse, and outcomes, suggests a comprehensive analysis by scientists at the National Institutes of Health… Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease each a risk of the other   



Newly discovered protein may protect kidney cells from injury

A new discovery by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers may change how kidney disease is treated in the future.

The previously unknown protein transmembrane and immunoglobulin containing 1 (TMIGD1) involved in protecting kidney epithelial cells (cells critical to normal kidney function) from injury, could be a novel target for restoring kidney function… Newly discovered protein may protect kidney cells from injury   



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