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Could the use of bedside lung ultrasound reduce the number of chest x-rays in the intensive care unit?

publication Not applicable. Competing interests Etrusca Brogi has no conflict of interest to declare. Elena Bignami has no conflict of interest to declare. Anna Sidoti has no conflict of interest to declare

A new clinical multivariable model that predicts postoperative acute kidney injury: impact of endogenous ouabain

Background Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important complication of cardiac surgery. Recently, elevated levels of endogenous ouabain (EO), an adrenal stress hormone with haemodynamic and renal effects, have been associated with worse renal outcome after cardiac surgery. Our aim was to develop and evaluate a new risk model of AKI using simple preoperative clinical parameters and to ...

AKI: Specific causes and conditions

Introduction and Aims: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a severe complication after solid organ transplantation and contributes to increased mortality and morbidity. Long term consequences are chronic kidney disease (CKD) after non renal solid-organ transplantation. In this study we analysed retrospectively renal function of 1476 patients undergoing heart, lung or heart and lung ...