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

      Al Homrany, M. (‎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 ...