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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-74
Acute Renal Failure in a Renal Center, Iraq

Department of Medicine, Renal Unit, Rasheed Hospital Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Iqdam K Al-Taee
Consultant Nephrologist, Rasheed Hospital, P.O.Box 3712, Elwiya, Baghdad
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PMID: 18202473

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We evaluated retrospectively the etiology and outcome of acute renal failure (ARF) in 84 patients in Rasheed Renal Center in Baghdad, Iraq from June 1998 through March 1999. They were 82 males and 2 females with ages that ranged between 5 and 80 years. Prerenal ARF was the commonest type found in 45 (53.6%) patients followed by renal ARF in 33 (39.3%) patients and acute obstructive uropathy in six (7.1%) patients. Clinically, 74 patients presented with oligo-anuria, while 10 patients presented with non­oliguria. Of the oligo-anuric group, 61 (82.4%) patients required renal replacement therapy (RRT) and 50 (67.6%) patients had complete recovery. The mortality rate was 25.67% in the oliguric group, while none in the non-oliguric group required RRT and the complete recovery rate was 100%. The overall survival in both groups was (77.4%). The patterns of ARF in our center were mostly compatible with the previous reports from the region.

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