High incidence of renal failure requiring short-term dialysis: a prospective observational study.

@article{Robertson2002HighIO,
  title={High incidence of renal failure requiring short-term dialysis: a prospective observational study.},
  author={Susan Robertson and Karen Newbigging and Chris G. Isles and Alison Brammah and Andrew Allan and John Norrie},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={2002},
  volume={95 9},
  pages={585-90}
}
BACKGROUND Previous estimates of incidence of acute renal failure (ARF) requiring renal replacement therapy have varied from 18 to 75 patients per million per year, but have been beset by problems of definition. AIM To investigate whether the '90-day rule' provides a more reliable, reproducible and robust estimate of the need for short-term dialysis. SETTING District general hospital serving a population of 147 000. DESIGN Prospective observational study. METHODS Patients who received… CONTINUE READING

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