Incidence and risk factors for the development of acute renal failure in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Gursel G., Demir N.

Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.), vol.11, no.3, pp.159-64, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2006.00567.x
  • Journal Name: Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-64
  • Keywords: acute renal failure, intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, multidrug resistance, ventilator-associated pneumonia, CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS, MORTALITY, DISEASE, SEPSIS, UNIT, ICU
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: Infections are one of the most important risk factors for the development of acute renal failure (ARF) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) has been reported as one of the most frequent infection in intensive care units (ICU). Sepsis, shock, multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS), use of nephrotoxic antibiotics and mechanical ventilation are potential risk factors for development of ARF during VAP. The objective of the study was to evaluate the incidence of ARF in patients with VAP and the role of VAP-related potential risk factors in the development of ARF.