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BTDMJB. 2013; 9(2): 69-72

Monitoring of renal function in patients with RIFLE and AKIN scores to compare the effects on mortality and morbidity in ICU

Evrim Küçür Tülübaş, Güray Demir, Erkan Duman, Dilek Altun, Halil Çetingök, Oya Hergünsel, Zafer Çukurova.

Objective: Acute kidney injury network (AKIN) in intesive care patients is a common clinical condition that adversely affect the clinical course. RIFLE and AKIN classification is used to determine the prognosis and mortality. We aimed to find out which of the two different classification is more efficient and reliable on to determine the prevalence of morbidity and mortality in intensive care patients.
Materials and Methods: 190 patients followed up in our hospital’s intensive care unit and developed acute renal failure (ARF) were included in the study. AKIN and RIFLE scores were compared.
Results: In our research RIFLE and AKIN rating was found compatible with a statistically significant difference .
Conclusion: There is no significant differences between AKIN and RIFLE classification for the morbity and mortality of ARF.

Key words: ARF, RIFLE, AKIN classification

Article Language: Turkish English

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