Association of preoperative risk factors with postoperative acute renal failure.

@article{Novis1994AssociationOP,
  title={Association of preoperative risk factors with postoperative acute renal failure.},
  author={B K Novis and Michael F. Roizen and Solomon Aronson and Ronald A. Thisted},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1994},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={143-9}
}
We performed a systematic review of 28 studies that examined preoperative risk factors for postoperative renal failure. Included in the studies were 10,865 patients who underwent either vascular, cardiac, general, or biliary surgery. No two studies used the same criteria for acute renal failure. Variability in definitions of renal failure, lack of consistent criteria for establishing risk factors, and nonuniformity in the statistical methods employed result in a literature that is not adequate… CONTINUE READING