Navigation Links
Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds
Date:12/9/2011

FRIDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Many American soldiers who suffer burns and wounds during combat develop acute kidney injury, an abrupt or rapid decline in kidney function that is potentially deadly.

That's the finding of a study that looked at acute kidney injury among 692 U.S. military casualties who were evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan to burn units.

Using two different classification systems, the researchers found that rates of acute kidney injury were 24 percent and 30 percent among the casualties.

Those with acute kidney injury were much more likely to die than those without it. Death rates among patients with moderate and severe forms of the condition were 21 percent to 33 percent and 63 percent to 65 percent, respectively. The death rate for patients who did not have acute kidney injury was 0.2 percent.

Among those with the condition, 58 percent were diagnosed when they were admitted to hospital, which suggests it may have been caused by combat-related factors. Complications from hospitalization were the likely cause of acute kidney injury among the 18 percent of patients who developed the condition after the first week in the burn unit. A combination of factors likely caused it in the remaining patients with the condition, the researchers said.

The study appears online Dec. 8 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

"Our research shows that if a wounded warrior develops kidney damage, he or she is at an increased risk of dying," Captain Ian Stewart, U.S. Air Force physician at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, said in a journal news release.

"By preventing or modifying kidney injury, we may be able to improve survival in military personnel with burns and/or other traumatic injury," he added.

Further research is needed to determine whether intervening to reduce acute kidney injury will save lives, Stewart said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about the kidneys and kidney problems.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, news release, Dec. 8, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Healing Wounds and Hearts: Warrior Weekend Helps Soldiers and Marines Relax and Recover
2. Heat Therapy Helps Treat U.S. Soldiers Infections
3. Institute of HeartMath's Military Service Appreciation Fund Gives Soldiers Peace of Mind
4. Study Probes Causes of Anger in Returning U.S. Soldiers
5. Sleep quality of soldiers with migraine is poor
6. Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study
7. Studies explore effects of war on former child soldiers
8. Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes
9. Better Helmet Design Might Lower Soldiers Risk for Brain Injury
10. Sleepless soldiers: Study suggests that military deployment affects sleep patterns
11. Dont Ask, Dont Tell May Put Soldiers Health at Risk, Doctor Says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TherapySites, ... its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites ... Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from many ... the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current issue ... the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of Clinical ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to ... app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry ... fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due ... up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away ... a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 26, 2016 ... care operating models within the health care industry is ... financial efficiency , Deloitte offers a suite of ... business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, ... These services facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 ... offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: