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acute kidney injury in children outcome

Katja M Gist, David S Cooper, Julia Wrona, Sarah Faubel, Christopher Altmann, Zhiqian Gao, Bradley S Marino, Jeffrey Alten, Kristal M Hock, Tomoyuki Mizuno, Alexander A Vinks, Melanie S Joy, Michael F Wempe, Michael R Bennett, Stuart L Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Milrinone, an inotropic agent used ubiquitously in children after cardiac surgery, accumulates in acute kidney injury (AKI). We assessed if urinary AKI biomarkers are predictive of an increase in milrinone concentrations in infants after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Multicenter prospective pilot study of infants undergoing cardiac surgery. Urinary AKI biomarkers were measured in the urine at specific time intervals after cardiopulmonary bypass initiation...
April 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Wen-Jun Liu, Wei Li, Yang Tang, Si-Jie Gao, Fang Fang, Feng Xu, Ye Xu
CONTEXT: Soft tissue calcifications (STCs) were incidentally found in some of the Hymenoptera-stung (HS) children when they underwent computed tomography (CT) scans for evaluating complications of vital organs. Afterwards, a predilection of STCs to the children with severe complications was clinically noticed. A hypothesis was then developed that STCs secondary to HS may correlate with poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to firstly characterize the CT findings of STCs in HS children and to confirm our hypothesis that the occurrence of STCs may act as an indicator of poor outcomes in HS children...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
Jason H Greenberg, Prasad Devarajan, Heather R Thiessen-Philbrook, Catherine Krawczeski, Chirag R Parikh, Michael Zappitelli
BACKGROUND: We previously reported that children undergoing cardiac surgery are at high risk for long-term chronic kidney disease (CKD) and hypertension, although postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) is not a risk factor for worse long-term kidney outcomes. We report here our evaluation of renal injury biomarkers 5 years after cardiac surgery to determine whether they are associated with postoperative AKI or long-term CKD and hypertension. METHODS: Children aged 1 month to 18 years old undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass were recruited to this prospective cohort study...
March 6, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Andrea L Conroy, Michael T Hawkes, Robyn Elphinstone, Robert O Opoka, Sophie Namasopo, Christopher Miller, Chandy C John, Kevin C Kain
BACKGROUND: Chitinase-3-like 1 (CHI3L1) is a glycoprotein elevated in paediatric severe malaria, and an emerging urinary biomarker of acute kidney injury (AKI). Based on the hypothesis that elevated CHI3L1 levels in malaria are associated with disease severity, the relationship between plasma CHI3L1 levels, AKI and mortality was investigated in Ugandan children enrolled in a clinical trial evaluating inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) as an adjunctive therapy for severe malaria. METHODS: Plasma CHI3L1 levels were measured daily for 4 days in children admitted to hospital with severe malaria and at day 14 follow up...
February 15, 2018: Malaria Journal
Elizabeth Fox, Kristin Levin, Yan Zhu, Blair Segers, Naomi Balamuth, Richard Womer, Rochelle Bagatell, Frank Balis
LESSONS LEARNED: Using a randomized crossover design and continuous variables such as change in hearing threshold and biomarkers of acute renal injury as short-term endpoints, it was determined that pantoprazole, an organic cation transporter 2 inhibitor, did not ameliorate cisplatin-associated nephrotoxicity or ototoxicity.Cystatin C is a robust method to estimate glomerular filtration rate in patients with cancer. Using a patient-reported outcome survey, all patients identified tinnitus and subjective hearing loss occurring "at least rarely" after cycle 1, prior to objective high-frequency hearing loss measured by audiograms...
February 14, 2018: Oncologist
Mullai Baalaaji, Muralidharan Jayashree, Karthi Nallasamy, Sunit Singhi, Arun Bansal
OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors and outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). METHODS: Retrospective case review of 79 children with DKA admitted between 2011-2014. RESULTS: Twenty eight children developed AKI during the hospital stay; 20 (71.4%) recovered with hydration alone. Serum chloride at 24 hours was independently associated with AKI. Children with AKI had prolonged acidosis and PICU stay and higher mortality...
February 9, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
Shan-Shan Shi, Xiao-Jie Yue, Dong-Yan Zhao, Jia-Jie Fan, Jian-Guo Xu, Xi-Wang Liu, Bao-Li Cheng, Xiang-Ming Fang, Jie Fan, Qiang Shu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a common complication especially in pediatric population. Plasma gelsolin (pGSN) is an anti-inflammatory factor through binding with actin and pro-inflammatory cytokines in circulation. Decrease in pGSN has been reported in some pathologic conditions. The purpose of the study was to determine the alterations of pGSN level in infants and young children after CPB and the role of pGSN as a predictor for the morbidity and severity of post-CPB AKI...
February 9, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Zaccaria Ricci, Stefano Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: The acute reduction of kidney function in critically and noncritically ill patients (regardless of their age) is one of the deadliest clinical conditions ever reported in modern medicine. Acute kidney injury (AKI) symptoms are sneaky and potentially difficult to be identified at the right time at the bedside. One of the greatest efforts of the recent history of critical care nephrology has been to find a common classification for AKI definition and staging with the purpose of allowing a timely diagnosis and push forward epidemiologic research...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
Tiziana Fragasso, Zaccaria Ricci, Stuart L Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in children is a serious condition with an important impact on morbidity and mortality. Onset can be insidious and it is frequently unrecognized in the early phase when the therapeutic opportunities are theoretically more effective. SUMMARY: The present review focuses on the most recent epidemiology studies and the progress in pediatric AKI (pAKI) research. Standardization of definition (presented in the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes) and novel biomarkers have been developed to help clinicians recognize kidney injury in a timely manner, both in adult and pediatric populations...
2018: Contributions to Nephrology
David T Selewski, Dylan M Hyatt, Kevin M Bennett, Jennifer R Charlton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite abundant evidence in adults, the relationship between acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unanswered in pediatrics. Obstacles to overcome include the challenges defining these entities and the lack of long-term follow-up studies. This review focuses on pediatric populations at high-risk for AKI, the evidence of the long-term effect of AKI on renal health, and biomarkers to detect renal disease. RECENT FINDINGS: AKI in critically ill children and neonates is common and independently associated with adverse outcomes...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Rupesh Raina, Ghada A Abusin, Prashant Vijayaraghavan, Jeffery J Auletta, Linda Cabral, Hasan Hashem, Beth A Vogt, Kenneth R Cooke, Rolla F Abu-Arja
Maintaining fluid balance, pre- and post-MA-HCT is essential and usually requires frequent administration of diuretics. Hepatic sinusoidal obstructive syndrome is potentially life-threatening, especially when associated with AKI and MOF. This study describes six patients who developed AKI-associated SOS and diuretic-resistant FO who subsequently underwent CRRT using standardized management guidelines for fluid balance post-HCT. Retrospective chart review was done for HCT patients between September 2011 and October 2013 at a tertiary care children's hospital...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
Zondiwe Victor Mwanza, Mignon McCulloch, Mark Drayson, Timothy Plant, David V Milford, Gavin Dreyer
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on paediatric kidney disease in developing countries such as Malawi. Descriptive research on kidney disease is essential to improving patient outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at a tertiary hospital in Malawi from 2012 to 2013. Children under 14 years with proteinuric kidney disease were enrolled from paediatric wards and outpatient clinics at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH). Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected from patients at enrolment and at 3 months review at which point clinical status and disease outcome were ascertained...
January 31, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Vaka K Sigurjonsdottir, Swasti Chaturvedi, Cherry Mammen, Scott M Sutherland
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized clinically as an abrupt decline in renal function marked by reduced excretion of waste products, disordered electrolytes, and disrupted fluid homeostasis. The recent development of a standardized AKI definition has transformed our understanding of AKI epidemiology and outcomes. We now know that in the short term, children with AKI experience greater morbidity and mortality; additionally, observational studies have established that chronic renal sequelae are far more common after AKI events than previously realized...
January 26, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Kurt D Piggott, Anne Liu, Jessica Monczka, Harun Fakioglu, Sukumar Suguna Narasimhulu, Kamal Pourmoghadam, William DeCampli
OBJECTIVE: Nutrition is vital for maintaining optimal cellular and organ function, particularly in neonates who undergo cardiac surgery. Achieving nutritional goals preoperatively can be challenging because of fluid restrictions, suboptimal oral intake, and concerns for inadequate gastrointestinal circulation. We examined preoperative caloric intake and its effects on postoperative course in neonates who underwent cardiac surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of neonates (younger than 30 days) who underwent congenital heart surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass from 2008 to 2014 at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Rashid Alobaidi, Catherine Morgan, Rajit K Basu, Erin Stenson, Robin Featherstone, Sumit R Majumdar, Sean M Bagshaw
Importance: After initial resuscitation, critically ill children may accumulate fluid and develop fluid overload. Accruing evidence suggests that fluid overload contributes to greater complexity of care and worse outcomes. Objective: To describe the methods to measure fluid balance, define fluid overload, and evaluate the association between fluid balance and outcomes in critically ill children. Data Sources: Systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, trial registries, and selected gray literature from inception to March 2017...
January 22, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Bikrant B Lal, Seema Alam, Vikrant Sood, Dinesh Rawat, Rajeev Khanna
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There are no studies on acute kidney injury in paediatric acute-on-chronic liver failure. This study was planned with aim to describe the clinical presentation and outcome of acute kidney injury among paediatric acute-on-chronic liver failure patients. METHODS: Data of all children 1-18 years of age presenting with acute chronic liver failure (Asia pacific association for the study of the liver definition) was reviewed. Acute kidney injury was defined as per Kidney Diseases-Improving Global Outcomes guidelines...
January 11, 2018: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
David M Kwiatkowski, Scott M Sutherland
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is highly prevalent among hospitalized children, especially those who are critically ill. The incorporation of pediatric elements into consensus definitions has led to a greater understanding of pediatric AKI epidemiology, risk factors, and outcomes. The best available data suggest that AKI occurs in 5% and 27% of non-critically ill and critically ill children, respectively. Additionally, AKI and fluid overload are independently associated with worse outcomes including mortality. Currently, the diagnosis of AKI relies upon urine output and creatinine measurements, both of which pose unique problems in children...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
Scott M Sutherland, David M Kwiatkowski
Acute kidney injury (AKI) has become one of the more common complications seen among hospitalized children. The development of a consensus definition has helped refine the epidemiology of pediatric AKI, and we now have a far better understanding of its incidence, risk factors, and outcomes. Strategies for diagnosing AKI have extended beyond serum creatinine, and the most current data underscore the diagnostic importance of oliguria as well as introduce the concept of urinary biomarkers of kidney injury. As AKI has become more widespread, we have seen that it is associated with a number of adverse consequences including longer lengths of stay and greater mortality...
November 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Marie Patrice Halle, Carine Tsou Lapsap, Esther Barla, Hermine Fouda, Hilaire Djantio, Beatrice Kaptue Moudze, Christophe Adjahoung Akazong, Eugene Belley Priso
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nephrology is challenging in developing countries and data on the burden of kidney disease in children is difficult to estimate due to absence of renal registries. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of children with renal failure in Cameroon. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 medical records of children from 0 to 17 years with renal failure admitted in the Pediatric ward of the Douala General Hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
Jamie L Miller, Trisha M Lepa, Courtney Ranallo, Hala Chaaban, Grant H Skrepnek, Peter N Johnson
OBJECTIVES: To determine the percentage of detectable tobramycin troughs and acute kidney injury in critically ill children without cystic fibrosis on inhaled therapy. DESIGN: Historic cohort. SETTING: Academic hospital. PATIENTS: Forty children less than 18 years receiving inhaled tobramycin across 6.5 years. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The primary objective was to determine the percentage of detectable tobramycin troughs greater than or equal to 0...
December 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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