Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

: 1998  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 301--305

Acute Renal Failure in Jordan

Riyad Said 
 Department of Medicine, Jordan Hospital, Amman, Jordan

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Riyad Said
Department of Medicine, Jordan Hospital, P.O. Box 520248, Amman

We evaluated 215 patients with acute renal failure (ARF) in three centers in Jordan over an 18 months period. Their ages ranged between 12-90 years, and 120 of them were males. Parenchymal renal insult was the commonest cause of ARF as it was seen in 125 patients (58%). Pre-renal azotemia was seen in 60 patients (28%) and acute obstructive uropathy in 30 patients (14%). At presentation, 152 patients (70.7%) were oligo-anuric, while 63 (29.3%) were non-oliguric. Forty patients (18.6%) required dialysis support; 30 of them were in the renal failure group (75%). Thirty-two of the 40 patients were oliguric­aruric. Complete recovery of renal function was achieved in 80% for the whole group, and in 64% of those with parenchymal renal insult. Forty-seven patients (21.9%) died; 35 of them (63.9%) were in the renal group, and 37 patients (78%) were oligo-anuric. Sepsis and cardiac complications were together responsible for almost 75% of the deaths.

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Said R. Acute Renal Failure in Jordan.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 1998;9:301-305

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