J parathyr dis. 2021;9(1): e04.
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Prevalence and etiologies of acute kidney injury in elderly

Soumaya Chargui 1,2* ORCID logo, Emna Ghzal 1, Fethi Ben Hamida 1, Mondher Ouinissi 1, Taieb Ben Abdallah 1

1 Department of internal Medicine A Charles Nicolle’s Hospital Tunis, Tunisia.
2 Research Laboratory of Nephropathology LR00SP01, Tunis, Tunisia
*Corresponding author: Soumaya Chargui, Email::chargui.souma@yahoo.fr, soumaya.chargui@fmt.utm.tn


Introduction: Several renal diseases are more common in elderly patients, and even in healthy older individuals renal physiology has its characteristics.

Objectives: The purpose of our study is to evaluate the epidemiological profile of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized elderly patients.

Patients and Methods: A retrospective study was carried out over one year period including 70 patients whose age was ≥65 years and who presented with an AKI.

Results: The mean age was 75 years. Patients were hospitalized in an emergency or resuscitation unit in 46% of cases. Mean serum creatinine was 515 µmol/l, 28% of patients had hyperkalemia. The causes of AKI were use of contrast in 40%, nephrotoxic drugs in 33% of cases and dehydration in 23% of cases. Obstructive AKI was observed in 25% of cases. Around 36% needed emergency dialysis. 8% were dead while performing dialysis.

Conclusion: Being aware of the fragility of the elderly to AKI and the early diagnosis and efficient prevention of this syndrome are the best alternatives to reduce its high prevalence.

Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, Acute kidney injury, Serum creatinine, Glomerular filtration rate
Please cite this paper as: Chargui S, Ghzal E, Ben Hamida F, Ouinissi M, Ben Abdallah T. Prevalence and etiologies of acute kidney injury in elderly. J Parathyr Dis. 2021;9:e04.
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Submitted: 14 Jun 2020
Accepted: 08 Aug 2020
ePublished: 10 Sep 2020
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