An overview of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute renal failure due to crush syndrome: the Marmara earthquake experience

Erek E., Sever M., Serdengecti K., Vanholder R., Akoglu E., Yavuz M., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.17, no.1, pp.33-40, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/17.1.33
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-40
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Background. On August 17, 1999 a major earthquake hit the most densely populated area at the eastern end of the Marmara Sea in northwestern Turkey. The number of documented cases of acute renal failure (ARF) following this event exceeded all similar cases previously reported for any single earthquake. The aim of this report was to provide an overview of the morbidity and mortality of all documented patients with ARF, due to crush injury, that were treated in hospitals with dialysis units following the Marmara earthquake.