B

FIGURE 8-18 (Continued)

B, With the same two groups, acute tubular necrosis (ATN) predominated among the hospital-induced ARF group, whereas the obstructive form was the main cause of community-acquired ARF. In conclusion, the hospital could be considered an ARF generator, particularly of the most severe forms. Nonetheless, these iatrogenic ARF cases are usually "innocent," and are an unavoidable consequence of diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers. (Data from Liano et al. [1].)

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