Newly Identified Pathway, Biomarkers May Be Tools to Prevent Kidney Injury-induced Lung Damage

Article title: Altered lung metabolism and mitochondrial DAMPs in lung injury due to acute kidney injury Authors: Mark Hepokoski, Jing Wang, Kefeng Li, Ying Li, Purva Gupta, Tina Mai, Alex Moshensky, Mona Alotaibi, Laura E. Crotty Alexander, Atul Malhotra, Prabhleen Singh…

Enzyme Activation after Acute Kidney Injury May Lead to Tubule Atrophy

Article title: Intratubular epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tubular atrophy after kidney injury in mice Authors: Noriyuki Yamashita, Tetsuro Kusaba, Tomohiro Nakata, Aya Tomita, Tomoharu Ida, Noriko Watanabe-Uehara, Kisho Ikeda, Takashi Kitani, Masahiro Uehara, Yuhei Kirita, Satoaki Matoba, Benjamin D. Humphreys, Keiichi Tamagaki From…

Protein levels in urine after acute kidney injury predict future loss of kidney function

High levels of protein in a patient’s urine shortly after an episode of acute kidney injury is associated with increased risk of kidney disease progression, providing a valuable tool in predicting those at highest risk for future loss of kidney function.

Study Examines Kidney Injury in Patients Taking Immunotherapy Cancer Medications

In patients taking immune checkpoint inhibitors as a treatment for cancer, 17% experienced acute kidney injury (AKI), 8% experienced sustained AKI, and 3% had potential immune checkpoint inhibitor–related AKI.
• Use of proton pump inhibitors, which are commonly used to treat stomach ulcers or acid reflux, was associated with a higher risk of experiencing sustained AKI.