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Acute Kidney Failure

Acute renal failure (or acute kidney injury) may be a complication of treatments administered to patients with CKD. While acute renal failure may be reversible in patients with no underlying disease, in CKD it may hasten the rate of renal function loss. Acute renal failure may result from over-diuresis, inappropriate timing of initiation of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers, infection, surgery, or exposure to nephrotoxins. Careful monitoring of renal function and hemodynamic response to therapeutic interventions may avert the onset of acute renal failure in this high risk population.

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Hsu CY, McCulloch CE, Fan D, et al. Community-based incidence of acute renal failure. Kidney Int. 2007 Jul;72(2):208-12.

Last Updated - May 08 2017 15:25:50.

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