According to a study, people with acute serious illness are at an increased risk of Kidney complications and death.
DR.Shih-Ting Huang and Dr.Chia- Hung Kao of Taichung Veterans General Hospital and China Medical University, Taiwan said that “Patients with acute critical illness without apparent underlying renal disease– a group traditionally considered to be at low risk of renal diseases — have clinically relevant long-term renal risks,”
Even more studies have looked at patients with pre-existing diseases and this study looked at data on 33613 Taiwanese patients with serious illness. Among them more than half of the patients were above 65 years of age and two-third of them had high blood pressure.
People who had acute kidney illness were at a high risk of renal complications, developing chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease and the major risk factors are septicemia and septic shock. The patients who developed chronic kidney diseases were at a higher risk of death. The study has been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.