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March 19, 2003

Diuretics in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Renal Failure

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(11):1379-1381. doi:10.1001/jama.289.11.1379-a

In Reply: Dr Emmett highlights the important point that odds ratios and relative risks are not equivalent, or nearly so, when the outcomes of interest in a cohort study are not rare. Using the equation of Zhang and Yu,1 the relative risks (diuretic use vs nonuse on the first day of consultation) of in-hospital mortality and death or nonrecovery were 1.25 and 1.36, respectively.

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