Acute renal failure and outcome of continuous arteriovenous hemodialysis (CAVHD) and continuous hemofiltration (CAVH) in elderly patients following cardiovascular surgery.

@article{Alarabi1997AcuteRF,
  title={Acute renal failure and outcome of continuous arteriovenous hemodialysis (CAVHD) and continuous hemofiltration (CAVH) in elderly patients following cardiovascular surgery.},
  author={A. A. Alarabi and Sofie Nystr{\"o}m and Elisabeth St{\aa}hle and Bj{\"o}rn Wikstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Geriatric nephrology and urology},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
A total of 111 elderly patients from the cardiac surgery intensive care unit (ICU) with acute renal failure (ARF) were studied during a period of 7 years (1988-1994). Forty-two patients being operated for coronary bypass (CBP) (31 M, 11 F), 26 patients for valve replacement (VR) (18 M, 8 F), 20 patients for a combined operation of coronary bypass and valve replacement (CBP+VR) (14 M, 6 F) and 23 patients for resection of aneurysm of the abdominal aorta (ROAOAA) (11 M, 12 F). Average age of the… CONTINUE READING