• Epidemiology of acute renal failure in hospitalized patients: experience from southern Saudi Arabia 

      مؤلف غير معروف (‏2003)‏
      Despite advances in health care, morbidity and mortality associated with acute renal failure [‏ARF]‏ remain high. This study determined the frequency and etiology of ARF in hospitalized patients in Saudi Arabia over 2 years. Of the 150 cases of ARF, 38.0% were community-acquired and 62.0% hospital-acquired. The main cause was acute tubular necrosis [‏ATN]‏ in 93 patients, due to sepsis [‏24.7%]‏, ischaemia [‏12.7%]‏, rhabdomyolysis [‏mainly from road traffic accidents]‏ [‏10.7%]‏, drugs [‏7.3%]‏ and malaria and snake-bites [‏4.6%]‏. Overall, 40% died, 48% made ...