Kidney failure impacts survival of sepsis patients

20 mayo 2015

Kidney function plays a critical role in the fate of patients being treated for sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection, researchers have discovered. Acute kidney injury is a serious and common health complication, occurring in up to 20 percent of all hospitalized patients and more than 45 percent of patients in a critical-care setting. Sepsis, which is defined as systemic inflammation resulting from an infection, often results in an abrupt decrease in the kidney’s ability to effectively filter the blood.