Acute renal failure.

  title={Acute renal failure.},
  author={Moneet Agrawal and Ron Swartz},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={61 7},
Acute renal failure occurs in 5 percent of hospitalized patients. Etiologically, this common condition can be categorized as prerenal, intrinsic or postrenal. Most patients have prerenal acute renal failure or acute tubular necrosis (a type of intrinsic acute renal failure that is usually caused by ischemia or toxins). Using a systematic approach, physicians can determine the cause of acute renal failure in most patients. This approach includes a thorough history and physical examination, blood… CONTINUE READING


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