Race and mortality after acute renal failure.

  title={Race and mortality after acute renal failure.},
  author={S. S. Waikar and Gary C. Curhan and John Z. Ayanian and Glenn M. Chertow},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={18 10},
Black patients receiving dialysis for end-stage renal disease in the United States have lower mortality rates than white patients. Whether racial differences exist in mortality after acute renal failure is not known. We studied acute renal failure in patients hospitalized between 2000 and 2003 using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and found that black patients had an 18% (95% confidence interval [CI] 16 to 21%) lower odds of death than white patients after adjusting for age, sex, comorbidity… CONTINUE READING


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