New studies have shown that sevoflurane diminishes ischemia/reperfusion kidney injury and has an anti-inflammatory effect, thus having the potential to reduce the occurrence of AKI.
Given the incidence of AKI in the perioperative period, as well as new findings about anesthetics, the issue of anesthetic selection during general anesthesia might be of crucial importance for the final outcome of treatment.
There remains much debate about when to start AKI therapy, what therapy to use and the target dose, so the final section embraces this by analysing the available research and CPGs, alerting the reader to findings of ongoing research and future clinical targets for AKI.
At the end of this section there is a paper outlining the particular issues related to paediatric continuous renal replacement therapy and another discussing AKI related to cardiac surgery.
As in a case of prerenal AKI, certain drugs may cause renal AKI.
High doses of intravenous bisphosphonates, particularly pamidronate, in patients with cancer was associated with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in a collapsing subtype.
(iii) eGFR reduction in Group A and Group B patients with diagnosis of AKI.
The most notable example includes neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), one of the most studied biomarkers of AKI.
NGAL is synthesized by tubular cells, neutrophils, and several other cell types.
KIM-1 is typically undetected in the urine, but can appear as quickly as 6 hours after tubular injury (7), making KIM-1 a viable biomarker for early AKI.
Studies combining the analysis of KIM-1 with NGAL have produced better results than seen with the individual markers, with a combined AUC of 0.94, 90% SE and 100% SP.
Table 3 shows the estimation of the unadjusted and adjusted RR for participants with AKI.
The bivariate-unadjusted model showed that systolic CHF, history of CKD, dose of diuretic therapy, baseline creatinine and BUN, history of DM, and concurrent use of spironolactone were significantly (p <0.05) associated with AKI.
135.2 [+ or -] 4.8 mEq/L, p = 0.02) and higher incidence of hospital-acquired AKI.
In multivariate analysis, hyponatremia upon admission (OR 4.73, 95% CI 1.22-18.3, p = 0.02) and male gender (OR 7.89, 95% CI 1.22-50.9, p = 0.03) were independent factors related to hospital mortality.
The average hospital stay was of 21.3 [+ or -] 9.2 days and the average stay in the pICU was of 7.2 [+ or -] 7.19, which evidences the critical state and the costs implied of patients with AKI.
By boosting the natural stress response and survival pathways of kidney cells, BL-4040 may prevent apoptosis (cell death) of kidney cells following AKI.
In pre-clinical trials, BL-4040 has been shown to protect cultured cells from apoptosis in vitro and to dramatically increase survival when AKI was induced in mice.
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This could alter patient management and reduce the alarming incidence of AKI.
Diuretics are only indicated in the presence of fluid volume overload, absent evidence that loop diuretics are effective in oliguric AKI.
Conflicting studies exist, so a recommendation for their use in oliguric AKI is not offered.
The authors examined whether early postoperative acetaminophen exposure correlated with reduced risk of AKI.
There were overall 15 (34.09%) expiries among tetanus patients among which nine (60%) had AKI.
Oliguria was observed in five (35.71%) cases.