October 18, 2009

Dialysis-requiring acute renal failure increases the risk of progressive chronic kidney disease

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This study shows that in a large, community-based cohort of patients (from the Kaiser Permanente database) with pre-existing normal or near normal kidney function, an episode of dialysis-requiring ARF was a strong independent risk factor for a long-term risk of progressive CKD and mortality.

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