Posts Tagged ‘KDIGO’

Initiation Strategies for Renal-Replacement Therapy

Posted by • July 14th, 2016

Renal-replacement therapy is the cornerstone of the management of severe acute kidney injury. Gaudry et al. compared a strategy of early initiation of renal-replacement therapy with a strategy of delayed initiation in patients in the intensive care unit who had acute kidney injury of Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) classification stage 3. This multicenter randomized… Read More…

IgA Nephropathy

Posted by • June 21st, 2013

IgA nephropathy is a common glomerular disease that is an important cause of kidney failure. The latest review in our Medical Progress series discusses advances in the therapy and understanding of the molecular basis of IgA nephropathy, a common glomerulopathy that not infrequently leads to kidney failure. IgA nephropathy is the most prevalent primary chronic glomerular… Read More…

Continuous Renal-Replacement Therapy

Posted by • December 28th, 2012

In the latest review article in our Clinical Therapeutics series, a 20-year-old man with Marfan’s syndrome develops acute kidney injury after an aortic-valve replacement that was complicated by thoracic aortic dissection. Continuous renal-replacement therapy, rather than intermittent hemodialysis, is recommended because of hemodynamic instability. Acute kidney injury is characterized by a sudden decrease in kidney function… Read More…