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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 301-305
Acute Renal Failure in Jordan


Department of Medicine, Jordan Hospital, Amman, Jordan

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