Kidney Week 2014

Severity of AKI Episodes and Progression to CKD

Philadelphia—Episodes of acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) are independent risk factors for progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). That was among the findings of a study conducted recently by Jung Nam An, MD, and colleagues. Study results were presented during a poster session at Kidney Week 2014. The poster was titled Risk Factors for Progression ... Read More »

Hyperuricemia Predicts Mortality in CKD Patients Post-OLT

Philadelphia—In patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplant (OLT), those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have greater increases in pre- to post-transplant uric acid levels compared with patients with no CKD. Further, hyperuricemia in the post-OLT period is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with CKD. Those were the primary findings of a study conducted by Sana Waheed, MD, and colleagues. ... Read More »

Weight Loss before Kidney Transplantation

Philadelphia—Weight loss in obese patients prior to kidney transplantation does not result in a reduction in complications of the surgery and may be harmful. Those were the major findings of a retrospective study conducted by Anne-Elisabeth Heng, MD, and colleagues. The researchers presented study results during a poster session at Kidney Week 2014. The poster was titled Impact of Weight ... Read More »

Risk for AKI Increased with Anemia in Hospitalized Patients

Philadelphia—Patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) have lower hemoglobin (Hb) levels compared with patients without AKI. Recovery from AKI is influenced by the severity of anemia. Those were the main findings of a study conducted recently by Melanie Godin, MD, and colleagues. The researchers reported study findings during a poster session at Kidney Week 2014 in a poster titled Anemia ... Read More »

Endocan May Be Prognostic Indicator

Kidney Week 2014 Philadelphia—Endocan may be a useful biomarker for prognosis of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). That was one of the findings of a study conducted recently by Vinod K. Bansal, MD, and colleagues. The researchers presented study results during a poster session during Kidney Week 2014. The poster was titled Endocan as a Biomarker of Endothelial ... Read More »

AKI Risk after Pediatric Heart Transplant

Philadelphia—Acute kidney injury (AKI) was a common complication of pediatric heart transplant surgery and was associated with important outcomes. That was the primary finding of a recent analysis of data from an ongoing prospective cohort study. Christine L. Macdonald and colleagues reported results of the analysis during a poster session at Kidney Week 2014. The poster was titled Acute Kidney ... Read More »

Risk of Progression to ESRD Lower with HIV Suppression

Philadelphia—Among black individuals with non-HIV associated nephropathy (non-HIVAN) focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), HIV suppression is associated with a significantly lower risk of progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). That was among the findings of a study conducted recently by Blaithin A. Mcmahon, MD, and colleagues. Study results were presented during a poster session at Kidney Week 2014 in a poster ... Read More »

AKI Risk after Pediatric Heart Transplant

Philadelphia—Acute kidney injury (AKI) was a common complication of pediatric heart transplant surgery and was associated with important outcomes. That was the primary finding of a recent analysis of data from an ongoing prospective cohort study. Christine L. Macdonald and colleagues reported results of the analysis during a poster session at Kidney Week 2014. The poster was titled Acute Kidney ... Read More »