Predictors of mortality in adult patients with congestive heart failure receiving nesiritide--retrospective analysis showing a potential adverse interaction between nesiritide and acute renal dysfunction.

@article{Iglesias2008PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of mortality in adult patients with congestive heart failure receiving nesiritide--retrospective analysis showing a potential adverse interaction between nesiritide and acute renal dysfunction.},
  author={Jose Iglesias and L Depalma and Deborah Hom and Maria Chiara Antoniotti and Sammy Ayoub and Jerrold S. Levine},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={144-53}
}
BACKGROUND A recent meta-analysis has suggested that nesiritide (NES), a new agent for the treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF), is associated with an increased risk of short-term mortality. METHODS We retrospectively examined this issue among 1407 consecutive elderly CHF patients by Pearson's chi-squared test, and determined independent risk factors for 60-day mortality by multivariate analysis in a cohort of 682 patients for whom we had sufficient clinical and laboratory data… CONTINUE READING

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