Risk of mortality from kidney failure


The Mortality risk of Kidney failure depends on

  • of the Art organ failure,
  • the Comorbidities and
  • of the therapy.

Nevertheless, both acute and chronic kidney failure are life-threatening diseases, some of which are difficult to treat. In general, mortality (mortality) is significantly increased even with a slight reduction in kidney function. With increasing renal impairment, the risk of death increases exponentially.

Mortality from acute kidney failure

The acute kidney failure goes with a mortality of up to 60% hand in hand. The main reason for this is often acute life-threatening situationthat triggered the acute kidney failure.

So are often Accident victim, Patients after major operations or seriously ill Patients of other types of this form of the Kidney failure affected. However, there is a possibility that kidney function will recover if the patient is treated early and adequately and the general condition of the patient is not impaired too much. In some cases, however, kidney function may deteriorate again after an initial improvement and turn into a chronic, subject to dialysis Kidney failure pass over.

Read more about the topic here: Life expectancy with kidney failure

Mortality from chronic kidney failure

The chronic kidney failure can always be with one shortened Life expectancy. This is especially the case if the chronic kidney failure is caused by the diabetes (Diabetes mellitus) was caused.

In addition, many patients die from the consequences of chronic kidney failure. This includes especially

  • Cardiovascular diseases like that coronary heart disease (KHK),
  • Vascular calcifications,
  • Heart failure (Heart failure) or a
  • extension the left ventricle (left ventricular hypertrophy).

The cardiovascular diseases are that most common cause of death in the context of chronic kidney failure. If both kidneys fail permanently, there is one dialysis or one transplantation the only way to support life.

There one Kidney transplant an operation full of complications with numerous Side effects and Effects on the life of the patient and, moreover, a donor organ is not available for all patients Renal replacement therapy (Dialysis) is a widely used procedure today. In 2010, around 60,000 patients across Germany were treated with renal replacement therapy. However, this also brings with it numerous complications and can lead to life threatening infections which are the second leading cause of death. In addition, the general condition of a dialyzed patient can deteriorate significantly during therapy. However, kidney replacement therapy is the one for permanently impaired kidney function only life sustaining therapy and thus the only way to prevent the death of the affected patient.