Cardiology

Early warning system for intensive care units

Postoperative bleeding and acute kidney injury are among the most dangerous complications after heart or cardiovascular surgery. The earlier doctors or nurses recognize them, the greater the chance of being able to intervene ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Decline in kidney function faster after COVID-19-related AKI

(HealthDay)—For patients with in-hospital acute kidney injury (AKI), those with COVID-19-associated AKI have a greater rate of decrease in the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) after discharge, according to a ...

Genetics

Researchers find disease-related gene changes in kidney tissue

Researchers from Indiana University have identified key genetic changes in the interstitial kidney tissue of people with diabetes, a discovery that signifies the potential for a revolutionary new genetic approach to the treatment ...

Diabetes

Kidney injury in diabetic ketoacidosis linked to brain injury

Researchers from a consortium of hospitals including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have identified factors that make children with diabetic ketoacidosis more likely to experience acute kidney injury. Analyzing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers examine COVID-19-associated kidney injury in US veterans

An analysis of data from across the U.S. indicates that acute kidney injury (AKI) is common among hospitalized veterans with COVID-19, and it's associated with a higher risk of death. The analysis, which appears in an upcoming ...

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