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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   



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   



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