Mannitol-induced acute renal failure.

  title={Mannitol-induced acute renal failure.},
  author={P Visweswaran and Edward K. Massin and Thomas D Dubose},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  volume={8 6},
The osmotic diuretic mannitol may be used in diverse clinical settings, such as providing "renal protection" in patients at risk for acute renal failure, decreasing intracranial pressure in patients with intracranial trauma, and preventing the dialysis-disequilibrium syndrome. Mannitol is commonly used after cardiac catheterization, cardiovascular surgery, and exposure to intravenous contrast dyes. This study presents a case in which a long-term renal transplant recipient receiving cyclosporine… CONTINUE READING