Acute renal failure epidemiology and demographics

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Overview

Acute kidney injury is common among hospitalized patients. It affects some 3-7% of patients admitted to the hospital and approximately 25-30% of patients in the intensive care unit [1].

Epidemiology and Demographics

Acute renal failure develops as a post-operative complication in 1% of patients within 30 days of surgery [2].

Gender

The incidence of acute renal failure is equal in both males and females.

References

  1. Brenner and Rector's The Kidney. Philadelphia: Saunders. 2007. ISBN 1-4160-3110-3.
  2. Feest TG, Mistry CD, Grimes DS, Mallick NP (1990). "Incidence of advanced chronic renal failure and the need for end stage renal replacement treatment". BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.). 301 (6757): 897–900. PMC 1664121. PMID 2261533. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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