Acta Medica Iranica 2001. 39(2):103-105.

"Acute renal failure: A prospective four months study at Shariati Hospital "
"Najafi I, Ganji MR, Kayedi M, Haghighatkhah HR, Seyedian R "


To delineate the incidence , epidemiology, etiology, and prognosis of acute renal failure (ARF) and to compaed the findings with international data, we prospectively studied 2360 patients, admitted at shariati hospital during a four months period ending on Jan, 6, 1996. One hundred and twenty-four (5.1%) patients meeting ARF crieteria were encountered. The most common cause of ARF was prerenal azotemia, nephrotoxins were the second common cause, and primary renal disease were the third.In-hospital mortality was 5.5% and 31% of this mortality was related to ARF. Poor prognostic factors were oliguria, maximum serum ceratinine (Cr) level, rise of Cr during admission, multiorgan failure,and sepsis.


Acute renal failure (ARF), Etiology,

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