Category Archives: Renal
This trial randomized patients undergoing spinal anethesia for THA to indwelling urinary catheters or none. Of 200 patients, 9 in the no-catheter group and 3 in the catheter group needed a single in-out cath (the latter group after the catheter … Continue reading
A new easy-to-use online calculator can help predict the risk of contract induced nephropathy before cardiac catheterization (calculator here).
Synthetic marijuana, or “spice” has been linked to at least 16 cases of acute renal failure, according to the CDC. Unexplained renal failure in young otherwise healthy patients should prompt questioning about synthetic marijuana use (CDC site).
In this case-control study, patients on ACE/ARBs were significantly more likely than those not on ACE/ARBs to experience contrast-induced acute kidney injury (odds ratio 1.4, CI 1.1 to 1.8). However, this does not prove causality, and it is not clear … Continue reading
In this large administrative database analysis of patients with non-valvular afib, patients with ESRD were significantly more likely to suffer stroke, system thromboembolism, and bleeding than those without ESRD; the risk of stroke/embolism was significantly lower for those on warfarin … Continue reading
In this small prospective cohort of critically ill patients on antibiotics and CVVHD, researchers found wide variability in trough levels of various antibiotics, which did not appear to correlate with effluent flow rates; 15% were below minimum therapeutic levels, and … Continue reading
In this trial of women with acute pyelonephritis, randomized to 7 or 14 days of ciprofloxacin, clinical cure was the same in both groups (96% and 97%). This should be a reasonable duration of treatment for women with pyelonephritis with … Continue reading
The American College of Rheumatology has recently published guidelines on the screening, treatment, and management of lupus nephritis. A few of the key findings include the need for a biopsy for all new diagnosis, the use of ACE/ARBs with proteinuria, … Continue reading
In this randomized trial of patients with renal insufficiency undergoing procedures with IV contrast, they were randomized to normal saline (1cc/kg/hr for 12 hours before and after procedure), or Hco3 (2 different regimens; 3cc/kg an hour before and 1cc/kg/hr for … Continue reading