A positive fluid balance is associated with a worse outcome in patients with acute renal failure

@article{Payen2008APF,
  title={A positive fluid balance is associated with a worse outcome in patients with acute renal failure},
  author={Didier M. Payen and Anne-Corn{\'e}lie J M de Pont and Yasser Shoukry Sakr and Claudia D Spies and Konrad A Reinhart and Jean-Louis Vincent},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={R74 - R74}
}
INTRODUCTION Despite significant improvements in intensive care medicine, the prognosis of acute renal failure (ARF) remains poor, with mortality ranging from 40% to 65%. The aim of the present observational study was to analyze the influence of patient characteristics and fluid balance on the outcome of ARF in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS The data were extracted from the Sepsis Occurrence in Acutely Ill Patients (SOAP) study, a multicenter observational cohort study to which… CONTINUE READING
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