[Incidence and prognosis of acute renal failure in the intensive care unit. Retrospective study of 216 cases]

Tunis Med. 2003 Apr;81(4):250-7.
[Article in French]


Our aims to determine the incidence, the causes, the nature and the prognosis of acute renal failure (ARF) in an intensive care unit of Habib Bourguiba's university hospital (Sfax Tunisia).

Patients and methods: We retrospectively included all patients having ARF during a period of one year. Two hundred sixteen patients developed ARF (17%) During the period of study. The causes of ARF were multiple, and dominated by hypovolemia (47% of cases) The Acute renal failure (ARF) is a frequent pathology. It is essentially observed in old patients. The causes are often multiple. The mortality is high and the best treatment remains prophylactic.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / epidemiology*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tunisia / epidemiology