Cause of death in acute renal failure.

Abstract

The cause of 636 deaths during acute renal failure (ARF) occurring between 1956 and 1989 were analysed. Deaths due to haemorrhage and to non-recovery of renal function have declined but cardiovascular deaths and withdrawal of active treatment have increased. The causes of death varied with the clinical situation in which ARF arose. The most important factor… (More)

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