Relationship of urine output to dialysis initiation and mortality in acute renal failure.

@article{Liangos2005RelationshipOU,
  title={Relationship of urine output to dialysis initiation and mortality in acute renal failure.},
  author={Orfeas Liangos and Madhumathi Rao and Vaidyanathapuram S Balakrishnan and Brian J. G. Pereira and Bertrand L. Jaber},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={c56-60}
}
BACKGROUND A non-oliguric state is considered a good prognostic indicator in acute renal failure (ARF), and may lead to withholding renal replacement therapy in anticipation of recovery. The present study explores the relationship between urine volume and the start of dialysis and hospital mortality in patients with ARF. METHODS In a non-concurrent cohort of patients with ARF treated exclusively with intermittent hemodialysis (IHD), demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics were… CONTINUE READING

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