Journal article

Epidemiology of renal dysfunction and patient outcome in atherosclerotic renal artery occlusion

CM Cheung, JR Wright, AE Shurrab, H Mamtora, RN Foley, DJ O'Donoghue, S Waldek, PA Kalra

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2002

Abstract

Patients with atherosclerotic renal artery occlusion (RAO) effectively have only a single functioning kidney, so they constitute an ideal group in whom to study the relationship of atherosclerotic renovascular disease (ARVD) severity to renal functional outcome. Of 299 patients with ARVD who had presented to a single center over a 12-yr period, 142 (47.5%) patients with RAO were identified. There was no relationship between baseline renal function and contralateral renovascular anatomy. Patients with contralateral normal, insignificant (50%) renal artery stenoses had baseline creatinine of 243 +/- 235, 292 +/- 197, or 210 +/- 102 micromol/L, respectively, but patients with bilateral RAO (cre..

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