International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)

Occurrence of acute-on-chronic renal failure in patients above 58 years of age admitted to IGIMS, Patna


Dr. Satyam Mohan, Dr. Sujay Ranjan

In India, nationally representative, population-based data for renal failure incidence, prevalence, and deaths are absent at both a national and a subnational level. However, several factors suggest morbidity and mortality from renal failure is likely to be a growing public health concern for India. The prevalence of diabetes is estimated at 9% among adults in urban India, and is greater among those who are overweight or wealthy. The present study was designed to evaluate the risk factors and to study the degree of their reversibility in cases of acute-on-chronic renal failure. The present study was planned in the Department of Nephrology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar from September 2018 to Feb 2019. Total 25 individuals diagnosed with acute-on-chronic renal failure were enrolled in the present study. The diagnosis of acute-on-chronic renal failure was based on the presence of evidence of underlying chronic renal disease in patients presenting with signs and symptoms of acute renal failure or in patients known to have chronic kidney disease who presented with rise in serum creatinine of 0.5 mg/dl, if baseline serum creatinine was < 3 mg/dl or rise of 1 mg/dl, if baseline was > 3 mg/dl within one week period. The aging of the general population means that older people now account for a much greater proportion of patients with or at risk for kidney disease and kidney failure. Chronological age alone will not be sufficient as the basis for clinical decisions and a more nuanced approach is required-based on the comorbidities, functional status, quality of life and preferences of each individual patient.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Satyam Mohan, Dr. Sujay Ranjan. Occurrence of acute-on-chronic renal failure in patients above 58 years of age admitted to IGIMS, Patna. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 125-128
International Journal of Medical and Health Research