Acute renal failure in hospitalized patients: part I.

  title={Acute renal failure in hospitalized patients: part I.},
  author={Maria C Pruchnicki and Joseph F. Dasta},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={36 7-8},
BACKGROUND Acute renal failure (ARF) is a common condition in hospitalized patients. Morbidity, mortality, and health resource use are considerable, but the true magnitude of the problem is not well described in the literature. OBJECTIVE To provide a detailed discussion of the epidemiology, economic costs, and classification of ARF. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search (1996-December 2001) was conducted using the search terms kidney and acute kidney failure: epidemiology, etiology, and drug… CONTINUE READING


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