Journal article

External validation of severity scoring systems for acute renal failure using a multinational database

Shigehiko Uchino, Rinaldo Bellomo, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Stanislao Morgera, Miet Schetz, Ian Tan, Catherine Bouman, Ettiene Macedo, Noel Gibney, Ashita Tolwani, Gordon S Doig, Heleen Oudemans van Straaten, Claudio Ronco, John A Kellum

Critical Care Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Several different severity scoring systems specific to acute renal failure have been proposed. However, most validation studies of these scoring systems were conducted in a single center or in a small number of centers, often the same ones used for their development. Therefore, it is not known whether such severity scoring systems may be widely applied. DESIGN: Prospective clinical investigation. SETTING: Intensive care units. PATIENTS: One thousand seven hundred and forty-two intensive care unit patients with acute renal failure who were either treated with renal replacement therapy or fulfilled predefined criteria. INTERVENTIONS: Demographic and clinical information and outcomes..

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