Acute renal failure (ARF) remains a common and critical clinical entity
affecting 5% to 7% of all hospitalized patients.1,2 It
is associated with various medical problems, treatments, and procedures. Despite
advances in medical care, ARF still carries a significant morbidity and a
20% to 70% mortality rate. Unfortunately, this has not improved during the
past 50 years because of a sicker and older population.
Singri N, Ahya SN, Levin ML. Acute Renal Failure. JAMA. 2003;289(6):747–751. doi:10.1001/jama.289.6.747
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