The effect of acute renal failure on mortality. A cohort analysis.

  title={The effect of acute renal failure on mortality. A cohort analysis.},
  author={Elinor M. Levy and Catherine M Viscoli and Ralph I Horwitz},
  volume={275 19},
OBJECTIVE To determine if the high mortality in acute renal failure is explained by underlying illnesses (comorbidity). DESIGN Cohort analytic study. SETTING An 826-bed general hospital providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care. PATIENTS From 16,248 inpatients undergoing radiocontrast procedures between 1987 and 1989, we identified 183 index subjects who developed contrast media-associated renal failure (defined as an increase in serum creatinine level of at least 25%, to at least… CONTINUE READING
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