Revista Médica Electrónica
versión ISSN 1684-1824
MILIAN FIGUEROA, Iris Nora; MALPICA ALONSO, Ernesto; CATALA RIVERO, Idelisa y DE LA VEGA CUMS, Carlos. Acute renal insufficiency in elder people attended at the Intensive Care Unit of the Teaching Territorial Hospital Julio M. Aristegui Villamil. Cárdenas. 2006-2011. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.2, pp. 131-141. ISSN 1684-1824.
The acute renal insufficiency is a customary medical problem in the medical practice as much inside as out the hospital; in the Intensive Care Unit it is associated to an increase of the morbimortality. With the objective of characterizing its behavior, we carried out a descriptive, crossed study in more-than-60-years-old patients who entered the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital Julio Aristegui Villamil, of Cardenas, in the period from January 1st 2006 to January 1st 2011, and developed an acute renal failure according to the RIFLE classification. The sample was formed by 68 patients (52 %); there it was a predomination of the male sex over the female (3:1) and of the white race (72 %). The predominant location of the lesion was the parenchymatous one (63 %) followed by the post-renal one. 45,5 % of the patients received a substitutive treatment of the renal function. The mortality was high (57 %), being the multiple organic failure and sepsis the main death causes.
Palabras llave : acute renal insufficiency; acute tubular necrosis; elder people; hemodialysis; intensive care; mortality; multiple organic failure; sepsis.