Search results for "Kidney Function"
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
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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
Cystatin C improves accuracy in calculations of Black patients' kidney function
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
Reduced kidney function, albuminuria strongly associated with Afib
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
Thromboprophylaxis, heart failure decongestion, and more
Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Dec 2020
Fecal transplants, contrast, and more
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Jun 2020
NSF rare with newer gadolinium-based contrast agents, review finds
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
Pacemakers, stents recalled
Recalls, warnings, alerts, and approvals.
15 Jul 2021
Angiography with contrast associated with kidney injury, but rates of clinically significant cases appear low
An editorial noted that the insensitivity of serum creatinine to identify changes in kidney function may contribute to a lack of clarity about the association and that the incidence of kidney injury is low in patients treated with contemporary hydration regimens.
18 Mar 2020