Acute renal failure: an unacceptable death sentence globally.


A 28-year-old male plantation worker in Bolivia, the father of two young children, was admitted to hospital with a history of vomiting, diarrhoea, and fever, causing severe dehydration. He had a serum creatinine of 396 μmol/L. Despite vigorous intravenous and oral fl uid replacement, his creatinine worsened to 598 μmol/L. Gravity-driven peritoneal dialysis… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62193-5


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