A prospective study of ward referrals for renal disease at a Jamaican and a United Kingdom hospital.

@article{Barton1996APS,
  title={A prospective study of ward referrals for renal disease at a Jamaican and a United Kingdom hospital.},
  author={Everard Barton and Winston Williams and Anthony G Morgan and Richard P Burden},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={110-2}
}
Seventy ward referrals for renal disease were prospectively studied at each of two tertiary hospitals: University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica and Nottingham City Hospital (NCH), England. At UHWI, the referral population was significantly younger, 89% being less than 60 years of age compared to 40% at NCH (p < 0.05). The leading cause of acute renal failure (ARF) at UHWI was systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) followed by acute tubular necrosis (ATN). The leading causes… CONTINUE READING