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Revista Medica Herediana

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LEON, Cristian; CIEZA, Javier  and  VALENZUELA, Raúl. Acute kidney injury, hospital epidemiologic profile and associated factors of death risk. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.4, pp.189-195. ISSN 1018-130X.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a morbid event of great impact on the lives of people. The fatality rate of the IRA has been prominent and studied many related factors. Objectives: To determine the epidemiological profile of patients with AKI in a hospital in Lima and factors associated with mortality during the hospitalization. Methods: A retrospective descriptive study of a cohort of incident patients diagnosed with AKI was performed. Gross lethality was calculated and adjusted to length of hospital stay. Multivariate Cox regression was used as well as the best model for binary logistic regression associated with lethality. Statistical significance of p<0.05 was accepted. Results: 90 patients with AKI were identified in 2002, 2003 and 2004 (incidence of 30, 39 and 21 patients / year, respectively). Their average hospital stay was 13.44 ± 1.66 days, crude case fatality rate of 39% and an adjusted rate of 2.89 deaths/100 days of hospitalization, variables related to the risk of death at the time also was shock, sepsis diagnosis and respiratory dysfunction at the time of admission. Conclusions: The critical condition of admission to a hospital, a septic state and the presence of respiratory dysfunction, are the elements that influence the prognosis of survival of patients with AKI.

Keywords : Renal Insufficiency; mortality; hospitalization.

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