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The Latin American Society of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension's Dialysis and Transplant Registry was chartered in 1991. It collects information on ESRD and its treatment in 20 countries of the region. The prevalence of patients on renal replacement therapy (RRT) increased from 129 pmp in 1992 to 447 pmp in 2004; in 2004, 56% of the patients were on(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis (RML) is a clinical and biochemical syndrome caused by skeletal muscle necrosis that results in extravasation of toxic intracellular contents from the myocytes into the circulatory system. Postoperative RML in bariatric surgery occurs with various non-physiological surgical positions, with prolonged muscle compression. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To study different prognostic indexes in acute renal failure (ARF) patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN Prospective, cohort study. Individual Severity Score-Acute Tubular Necrosis (ISS-ATN) obtained prospectively and retrospectively, Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) Score, APACHE II Risk, Lung(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis (RML) and subsequent acute renal failure can be serious problems following bariatric operations. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to avoid the complications of RML. METHODS This review was achieved by searching the key words: Rhabdomyolysis, diagnosis, treatment and bariatric surgery. We included prospective,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether, in Brazil, the number of years on dialysis treatment in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, with and without diabetes mellitus, relates to mortality risk. METHODS Analysis of data from the Ministry of Health of Brazil of 25.952 patients older than 18 years who were on dialytic treatment in April 1997. Death cases that(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to identify predictors of early (7-day) mortality in patients with septic acute kidney injury (AKI) who required continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS Prospective cohort of 186 septic AKI patients undergoing CRRT at a tertiary hospital, from October 2005 to November 2010. RESULTS After multivariate adjustment,(More)
BACKGROUND Studies conducted in several countries have indicated that the survival of patients undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT) depends on the attributed cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate the association between attributed cause of ESRD and mortality risk in RRT patients in Brazil. METHODS(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the clinical utility of lactate measured at different time points to predict mortality at 48 hours and 28 days in septic patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT).Consecutive critically ill patients with septic AKI requiring CRRT were prospectively studied. Variables were(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis (RML) is caused by muscle injury, this may cause kidneys overload and lead to acute renal failure (ARF). The risk factors for RML in bariatric surgery (BS) are operative time (OT) >4 h and high BMI. The frequency of RML in BS varies from 12.9 to 37.8%. This study has the objective of describing the characteristics associated with(More)
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