Abstract Roundup

October 2018: Abstract Round Up

ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY Liver Transplant Outcomes Worsen with AKI Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. doi.org/10.1177/0885066618790558 Both prior to and following liver transplant, the development of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the setting of liver disease is a significant event. AKI may be the cause of worse outcomes or may merely be associated with worse outcomes; the occurrence of renal failure ... Read More »

September 2018: Abstract Roundup

ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY Study Underway to Examine Incidence of CKD after AKI in the ICU Annals of Intensive Care. doi.org/10.1186/s13613-018-0421-7 Acute kidney injury (AKI) among patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with poor outcomes, including short- and long-term mortality, as well as increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in non-ICU patients. Guillaume Geri, MD, PhD, and ... Read More »

July/August 2018: Abstract Roundup

ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY Renal Resistive Index as Early Biomarker of AKI Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2018.04.014 Renal resistive index (RRI), determined by intraoperative Doppler, seems to be a promising early biomarker of acute kidney injury (AKI). As RRI is studied, the ease, efficiency, and precision with which it can be interpreted will be linked to its clinical usefulness ... Read More »

May/June 2018: Abstract Roundup

Rates of AKI Lower with TAVR versus SAVR Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfy097 In randomized trials, rates of acute kidney injury are lower with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) compared with surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). There are limited nationally representative real-world data on the comparative rates of AKI for TAVR versus SAVR and predictors and prognostic implications of AKI after ... Read More »

April 2018: Abstract Roundup

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Nondepressive Psychosocial Factors and Risk of CKD in Black Americans Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2018;13(2):213-222 Researchers led by Joseph Lunyera, MD conducted a study to examine the association of nondepressive psychosocial factors with risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among black Americans. Data from the Jackson Heart Study were utilized for the current ... Read More »

March 2018: Abstract Roundup

Recurrent AKI Episodes Associated with Relevant Complications Kidney Blood Pressure Research. https://doi.org.10.1159/000486744 Following a first incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) related to hospitalization, patients often experience recurrent AKI; however, there are few data available regarding the prognosis of recurrent episodes of AKI in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular events, and mortality. Eva Rodriguez, MD, PhD, and ... Read More »

February 2018: Abstract Roundup

High Levels of Serum Triglycerides Associated with Incidence and Progression of CKD Journal of Renal Nutrition. 2107;27(6):381-394 There are few data available on the association of serum triglycerides (TGs) and consumption of alcohol with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Kazuhiko Tsuruya, MD, PhD, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal cohort study designed to examine the association of TGs and alcohol consumption with ... Read More »

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 »