From 2000 to 2014, there has been a significant increase in the rate of hospitalization for acute kidney injuries (AKI) in men and women here in the US according to a recent report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
Researchers at the center for Disease Control and Prevention made use of data from the National Inpatient Sample and National Health Interview Survey to ascertain that there was an increase of AKI hospitalizations from 23.1 to 55.3 per 1,000 people or 139% for patients who had diabetes, while patients without diabetes had an increase in hospitalization from 3.5 to 11.7 persons per 100 persons or a percentage increase of 230%.
It was observed that patients with diabetes were 4 times more likely to be hospitalized for Acute Kidney Injury than those without diabetes with the dialysis treated AKI having similar trends. There were also similarities in the AKI hospitalization trend in other countries as well.
According to Meda E. Pavkov, MD, PhD, – who authored this report – and her colleagues from CDC’s Division for Diabetes Translation, there was a greater survival rate among patients that were diabetic, together with higher rates of septicemia, congestive heart failure, shock and liver disease, which might be a major factor contributing to this observed increase.
Dr Pavkov and her co-authors noted that the patients’ and providers’ awareness on factors like hypertension, diabetes, and aging impacted their association with the likeliness of developing acute kidney injury.
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