Incidence of renal failure in critically ill influenza

In this observational cohort of 50 critically ill patients with 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza infection, the incidence of kidney injury and dialysis was 67% and 11%, and mortality was 16%. Renal failure is common in patients with pandemic influenza (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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