Abstract Roundup

November 2017: Abstract Roundup

Chronic Kidney Disease Direct-Acting Antiviral HCV  Treatment Safe and Effective in CKD Patients Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. doi:10.2215/CJN.02510317 Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly present with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a complication that can lead to accelerated progression to end-stage renal disease. Sofosbuvir, a direct-acting antiviral agent, is known to be effective and safe ... Read More »

October 2017: Abstract Roundup

Acute Kidney Injury 30-Day Outcomes Poor Following Discharge from the ED with AKI Clinical Journal of the American Nephrology Society. 2017, doi: 10.2215/CJN.10431016 Rey R. Acedillo, MD, and colleagues conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study designed to examine the characteristics and outcomes of patients discharged home from an emergency department (ED) with acute kidney injury (AKI). The cohort included 6346 ... Read More »

September 2017: Abstract Roundup

ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY Diagnoses Associated with Hospital-Acquired AKI Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2017;12(6):874-884 Researchers in France conducted a retrospective analysis of the association between hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (AKI) and each International Classification of Diseases-Tenth Revision (ICD-10) category to identify the diagnoses associated with AKI. The analysis included data on hospital stays for 126,736 unique individuals. ... Read More »

July/August 2017: Abstract Roundup

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Benefits of Phosphorus Binder Use among Non-Dialysis CKD Patients American Journal of Nephrology. 2017;45(5);431-441. It is unknown whether the benefits of phosphorus binders extend to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) but without end-stage renal disease. In a retrospective cohort study conducted by Simran Bhandari, MD, and colleagues, the researchers sought to evaluate phosphorus binder use and ... Read More »

May/June 2017: Abstract Roundup

Acute Kidney Injury Prepregnancy AKI Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancy Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2017;28(5):1566-1574 There are few data available on the effect of clinically recovered acute kidney injury (AKI) on future pregnancy outcomes. Jessica Sheehan Tangren, MD, and colleagues retrospectively studied all women who delivered infants between 1998 and 2007 at Massachusetts General Hospital. The ... Read More »

April 2017: Abstract Roundup

Acute Kidney Injury Algorithm Assists RRT Initiation Timing Decision Making Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2017;12(2):228-236 Severe acute kidney injury (AKI) that requires renal replacement therapy is associated with a >40% in-hospital mortality rate. There are no standardized recommendations related to clinical decision making regarding initiation of renal replacement therapy for patients with AKI in the medical ... Read More »

March 2017: Abstract Roundup

Acute Kidney Injury  AKI Associated with Long-Term Risk for Cardiovascular Events Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2017;28(1):377-387 In a study designed to determine whether there is an association between acute kidney injury (AKI) and long-term cardiovascular disease, Ayodele Odutayo, MD, and colleagues performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of previous cohort studies. The studies of interest included adults ... Read More »

January/February 2017: Abstract Roundup

Chronic Kidney Disease Coffee Consumption and Risk of CKD International Journal of Clinical Practice. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12919 Researchers, led by Karn Wijarnpreecha, MD, conducted a literature search and meta-analysis to assess the association between consumption of coffee and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The literature search included MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to April 2016. Included studies ... Read More »