Treatment-related acute renal failure in the elderly: a hospital-based prospective study.

@article{Kohli2000TreatmentrelatedAR,
  title={Treatment-related acute renal failure in the elderly: a hospital-based prospective study.},
  author={H. S. Kohli and Madhu C. Bhaskaran and Thangamani Muthukumar and Kandavel Thennarasu and Kamal Sud and Vivekanand Jha and Krishan Lal Gupta and Vinay Sakhuja},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={212-7}
}
BACKGROUND Elderly individuals need a host of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions to take care of ailments. This prospective study was carried out to determine the magnitude of treatment-related acute renal failure (ARF) in the elderly in a hospital setting, to know about pathogenetic factors and to study the factors that could predict an adverse outcome. METHODS All elderly patients (>60 years) admitted over a 12-month period were screened prospectively throughout their… CONTINUE READING

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