On the natural tendency to progressive loss of remaining kidney function in patients with impaired renal function.

@article{Hebert1990OnTN,
  title={On the natural tendency to progressive loss of remaining kidney function in patients with impaired renal function.},
  author={Lee A. Hebert and William H Bay},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  year={1990},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={1011-24}
}
Patients who lose more than 50% of their functioning renal mass are at risk to develop progressive deterioration of their remaining kidney function, even though the process that caused the original loss of kidney function may no longer be present. The glomerular capillary hyperperfusion, hypertension, and hyperfiltration that occur in the surviving nephrons may play an important role in the natural tendency for renal function to deteriorate. Nevertheless, recent studies suggest that these… CONTINUE READING