Quality of life and dialysis decisions in critically ill patients with acute renal failure

@article{Maynard2003QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and dialysis decisions in critically ill patients with acute renal failure},
  author={Sharon Maynard and Jeffrey C. Whittle and Lakshmipathi Chelluri and Robert R Arnold},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={1589-1593}
}
To determine whether health-related quality of life (HRQL) in survivors of acute renal failure (ARF) occurring in intensive care is predictable from data available at the time of acute illness. Prospective pilot study in academic intensive care units. Patients requiring renal replacement therapy for ARF while in intensive care over a 6-month enrollment period were included. The primary outcome measure was HRQL among survivors 6 months following hospital discharge, as assessed by the Medical… CONTINUE READING