Acute Kidney Failure

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Many of us will have been in situations with older loved ones where a doctor says surgery is too risky given the patient's advanced age. Why is it surgery becomes risky in the elderly, and is it based on chronological age ...

Jun 19, 2018
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Alcohol withdrawal can be deadly – here's why

Alcohol damages the brain, heart, liver and pancreas, and it increases the risk of some cancers, such as mouth and bowel cancer. It also weakens the immune system, making people more vulnerable to infectious diseases, such ...

Jun 15, 2018
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A paradigm shift in heart failure treatment?

A small, preliminary study could trigger a paradigm shift in the treatment of heart failure. The late-breaking research is published today in Circulation and presented at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute ...

May 28, 2018
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Clinical trial enrollment favors men

Clinical trial enrolment favours men, according to a study presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology congress. The study found that fewer women meet ...

May 28, 2018
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Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally

Triggers of acute heart failure vary globally, according to late breaking results from the REPORT-HF registry presented today at Heart Failure 2018 and the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, a European Society of Cardiology ...

May 26, 2018
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Complex diseases get the big data treatment

The big data explosion, which allows scientists to analyse factors such as people's lifestyles, genes and medical records to develop personalised treatments for conditions, has so far mostly benefitted rare diseases with ...

May 23, 2018
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Acute kidney injury (AKI), previously called acute renal failure (ARF), is a rapid loss of kidney function. Its causes are numerous and include low blood volume from any cause, exposure to substances harmful to the kidney, and obstruction of the urinary tract. AKI is diagnosed on the basis of characteristic laboratory findings, such as elevated blood urea nitrogen and creatinine, or inability of the kidneys to produce sufficient amounts of urine. AKI may lead to a number of complications, including metabolic acidosis, high potassium levels, uremia, changes in body fluid balance, and effects to other organ systems. Management includes supportive care, such as renal replacement therapy, as well as treatment of the underlying disorder.

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