Renal ultrasonography in critically ill patients.

@article{Barozzi2007RenalUI,
  title={Renal ultrasonography in critically ill patients.},
  author={Libero Barozzi and M. Valentino and Antonio Santoro and Elaine R. Mancini and Pietro Pavlica},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 5 Suppl},
  pages={
          S198-205
        }
}
Acute renal failure is a sudden and sustained decrease in the glomerular filtration rate associated with a loss of excretory function and the accumulation of metabolic waste products and water. It leads to an increase in serum urea and creatinine, usually with a decrease in urine output. Although routine surveillance of patients by means of laboratory examinations has been well defined, very little is known about renal imaging. Modern technology has provided a large number of sophisticated… CONTINUE READING

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