Acute renal failure associated with cardiac surgery.


We present the incidence, management and outcome of acute renal failure (ARF) in children who underwent cardiac surgery. Fourteen (9%) from a total of 156 children developed ARF in our hospital in a 3-year period. Patients were aged 2 days to 15 years. Prerenal failure was present in 6 and renal type in the remaining 8 children. Peritoneal dialysis treatment was utilized in 58% of patients. Neurologic and respiratory complications were present. Mortality rate was 58% and related to underlying pathology and to complications in other organs. The management of these patients must be by competent personnel preferably trained in pediatrics.


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@article{GmezCampder1988AcuteRF, title={Acute renal failure associated with cardiac surgery.}, author={Francisco G{\'o}mez-Campder{\'a} and E Maroto-Alvaro and Manuel Gali{\~n}anes and Estrella Ortega Garcia and Juan Manuel Duarte and M A Rengel-Aranda}, journal={Child nephrology and urology}, year={1988}, volume={9 3}, pages={138-43} }