We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Risk Factors Influencing Survival in Acute Renal Failure Treated by Hemodialysis

John Lien, MD; Victor Chan, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(11):2067-2069. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360110143028.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


• A retrospective analysis of 58 patients with acute renal failure treated by hemodialysis between 1980 and 1984 was carried out to study mortality and the risk factors that might adversely influence survival. Twenty-six factors, suggested by published data to be relevant to the short-term prognosis of such patients, were evaluated by univariate analysis. Survivors were found to be significantly younger, they were less frequently malnourished or jaundiced, and fewer required inotropic drugs (due to hypotension) or ventilator support after the first week of their illness. Sepsis, heart failure, central nervous system depression, and a greater number of the above complications were characteristic in the nonsurvivors. Multivariate analysis suggests that the probability of survival could be estimated by taking into account three of these factors: age, central nervous system depression, and hypotension. Further studies would be appropriate to test the predictive value of such a probability equation.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:2067-2069)


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

97 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.