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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 365186, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/365186
Research Article

Long-Term Outcomes after Dialysis-Requiring Acute Kidney Injury

1Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung-Shan South Road, Zhong-Zheng District, Taipei 100, Taiwan
2Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Saint Mary’s Medicine, Nursing, and Management College, Luodong, Yilan 265, Taiwan
3Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yun-Lin Branch, National Taiwan University Hospital, Douliou City 640, Taiwan
4Department of Traumatology and Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung-Shan South Road, Zhong-Zheng District, Taipei 100, Taiwan
5Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Research Center, Cardinal Tien Hospital, School of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, No. 362, Zhongzheng Road, Xindian District, New Taipei City 23148, Taiwan
6Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung-Shan South Road, Zhong-Zheng District, Taipei 100, Taiwan
7Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, No. 35, Keyan Road, Zhunan 350, Taiwan

Received 5 February 2014; Revised 10 May 2014; Accepted 9 June 2014; Published 12 August 2014

Academic Editor: Raul Lombardi

Copyright © 2014 Vin-Cent Wu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

AKI-dialysis patients had a higher incidence of long-term ESRD and mortality than the patients without AKI. The patients who recovered from dialysis were associated with a lower incidence of long-term ESRD and mortality than in the patients who still required dialysis.