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Prognosis in acute renal failure accompanied by jaundice.
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PMID:  7219645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mortality rate of 67 sequential cases of acute renal failure (ARF) accompanied by jaundice was compared with the mortality rate of 168 patients without jaundice. The mortality rate in the group of jaundiced patients was 57%, significantly greater (p less than 0.05) than the 42% mortality in patients without jaundice. The mortality rate correlated with serum bilirubin levels; patients with serum bilirubin greater than 20 mg% had a mortality rate of 85%, whereas patients with levels lower than 10 mg% had a mortality rate of only 33%. Average blood pressures were significantly lower (p less than 0.01) in patients with jaundice than in those without. The data indicate that: (1) ARF accompanied by jaundice carries a worse prognosis; (2) reduced blood pressure which accompanies this condition may be an aggravating factor, and (3) serum bilirubin levels may be used as a prognostic index.
A Amerio; V M Campese; P Coratelli; F Dagostino; M Micelli; G Passavanti; F Petrarulo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0028-2766     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephron     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-06-25     Completed Date:  1981-06-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331777     Medline TA:  Nephron     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bilirubin / blood*
Blood Pressure
Jaundice / blood,  complications*,  mortality
Kidney Failure, Acute / complications*,  mortality
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