Equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate more accurately predict risk of kidney failure and mortality in Black patients if they include both creatinine and cystatin C, but not race, according to a new retrospective study.
15 Jun 2022
No association between contrast use and AKI seen in critically ill patients with normal kidney function
Acute kidney injury (AKI) was significantly associated with clinical factors, such as sepsis, metabolic disorders, and severity of illness, but not the use of IV contrast, according to a propensity-matched analysis of ICU patients.
6 Nov 2019
Kidney function decline linked to adverse outcomes in heart failure only when decongestion isn't succeeding
In patients hospitalized for acute decompensated heart failure, declines in estimated glomerular filtration rate were evaluated along with changes in markers of volume overload and measures of hemoconcentration.
17 Jun 2020
A nephrologist ran down the initial steps hospitalists should take after admitting a long-term dialysis patient during a lecture at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
11 May 2022
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Effective immediately in the U.S., estimated glomerular filtration rate should be calculated with an updated equation that does not include a race modifier for Black patients, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) said.
29 Sep 2021
Patients with kidney damage—manifested as microalbuminuria or macroalbuminuria—or decreased kidney function had a higher atrial fibrillation (AF) risk, researchers concluded.
15 Jun 2011
Recalls, warnings, alerts, and approvals.
15 Jul 2021
Researchers advised caution when using newer gadolinium-based contrast agents in patients with impaired kidney function and suggested that more research on nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is needed in this population.
24 Jun 2020
Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Dec 2020