Recovery of renal function in a dialysis-dependent patient following gastric bypass surgery.

@article{Tafti2009RecoveryOR,
  title={Recovery of renal function in a dialysis-dependent patient following gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={Bashir Akhavan Tafti and Mehdi Haghdoost and Luis Alvarez and Myriam Curet and Marc L Melcher},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={1335-9}
}
There is increasing evidence that obesity, independently from other comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, can cause renal dysfunction. While this indolent dysfunction may be asymptomatic, it can render patients more susceptible to renal insufficiency when the kidneys are further injured by other pathological processes. Here, we present a morbidly obese patient whose type-A aortic dissection was complicated by acute renal failure that subsequently progressed into end-stage renal… CONTINUE READING