The assessment of risk factors in 462 patients with acute renal failure

Am J Kidney Dis. 1985 Feb;5(2):97-103. doi: 10.1016/s0272-6386(85)80003-2.


Risk factors associated with the mortality of patients with acute renal failure (ARF) were investigated. This was accomplished by a review of 462 patients with ARF and the utilization of a logistic regression analysis to develop a model that can be used to predict the mortality odds for an ARF patient. The significant risk factors were age, oliguria, pulmonary and cardiovascular complications, jaundice, and hypercatabolism. Based on these factors, our model was able to account for 77% of the mortality associated with ARF.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / complications
  • Acute Kidney Injury / mortality*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / therapy
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jaundice / mortality
  • Lung Diseases / mortality
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk
  • Sepsis / mortality
  • Statistics as Topic