PLoS One 2022 5;17(5):e0267712. Epub 2022 May 5.
Clinical and Academic Unit of Nephrology, Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Background: Current information about acute kidney injury (AKI) epidemiology in developing nations derives mainly from isolated centers, with few quality multicentric epidemiological studies. Our objective was to describe a large cohort of patients with dialysis-requiring AKI derived from ordinary clinical practice within a large metropolitan area of an emerging country, assessing the impact of age and several clinical predictors on patient survival across the spectrum of human life.
Methods: We analyzed registries drawn from 170 hospitals and medical facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in an eleven-year period (2002-2012). Read More