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Acute Renal Failure

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Definition of the noun acute renal failure

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  1. renal failure associated with burns or other trauma or with acute infection or obstruction of the urinary tract

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Google previewAvoiding Common Nursing Errors (2012)

by Betsy H. Allbee, Lisa Marcucci, Jeannie S. Garber, Monty Gross, Sheila Lambert, Ricky J. McCraw, Anthony D. Slonim, Teresa A. Slonim

The treatment for prerenal acute renal failure is the restoration of intravascular volume, usually through the administration of isotonic (normal saline) intravenous fluids. “Renal” acute renal failure occurs when the kidney itself experiences a ...

Google previewHandbook of Pharmacy Healthcare (2002)

Diseases and Patient Advice by Robin J. Harman, Pamela Mason

Acute renal failure Definition and aetiology Acute renal failure is a rapid, severe deterioration in renal function, resulting in acute uraemia. Acute failure may be caused by hypovolaemic shock, acute tubular necrosis, interstitial nephritis, acute ...

Google previewIntensive and Critical Care Medicine (2009)

WFSICCM World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine by José Besso, Philip D. Lumb, Ged Williams

Acute renal failure is a complex syndrome that occurs in a wide variety of settings with clinical manifestations ranging from a minimal elevation in serum creatinine to anuric kidney failure. Although the majority of cases are the result of acute ...

Google previewSmall Animal Critical Care Medicine (2014)

by Deborah Silverstein, Kate Hopper

Acute renal failure is a term often used to characterize an abrupt decline in renal function that leads to retention of uremic toxins and dysregulation of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. However, recent recognition of the wide spectrum of ...

Google previewSmall Animal Internal Medicine (2014)

by Richard W. Nelson, C. Guillermo Couto

Acute renal failure is a clinical syndrome characterized by abrupt increases in serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) concentrations (azotemia). Prerenal azotemia arises from decreased renal perfusion and retention of nitrogenous ...

Google previewACCCN's Critical Care Nursing (2011)

by Doug Elliott, Leanne Aitken, Wendy Chaboyer

Acute renal failure is a syndrome with numerous causes, including glomerulonephritis, prerenal azotaemia, urinary tract obstruction and vasculitis. Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) is a collective term commonly used to describe acutely ...

Google previewTextbook of High Risk Pregnancy (2011)

by Hemant Deshpande

Peripartum acute renal failure is a significant entity during labor and the first two days after delivery which causes extensive maternal morbidity and mortality. PHYSIOLOGICaL CHaNGES IN THE RENaL FUNCTION DURING PREGNaNCY ...

Google previewContrast Media (2014)

Safety Issues and ESUR Guidelines by Henrik Thomsen, Judith A. W. Webb

Introduction Acute renal failure is a sudden and rapid deterioration ...

Google previewGreen Health (2011)

An A-to-Z Guide by Oladele Ogunseitan

Acute renal failure is a very common entity. It is due to a rapid decrease in renal function, possibly over days or weeks, leading to an increase in nitrogenous products within the blood. This may result from trauma, severe illness, or surgery.

Google previewAdvanced Imaging of the Abdomen (2006)

by Jovitas Skucas

Acute renal failure is a recognized complication after bone marrow transplantation. On an acute basis tumor lysis syndrome and marrowinfusion– associated toxicities occur. Venoocclusive disease leading to hepatorenal-like syndrome occurs ...

Google previewA Synopsis of Renal Diseases (2013)

by A. M. Davison

Acute renal failure is a syndrome complex which includes an initiating event, an established period of severely impaired renal function, a recovery phase and finally a return to normal. It may be precipitated in many clinical and pathological ...

Google previewBrenner and Rector's The Kidney (2011)

by Maarten W. Taal, Glenn M. Chertow, Philip A. Marsden, Karl Skorecki, Alan S. L. Yu, Barry M. Brenner

Acute renal failure is a well- described complication of NSAID use.83 It is generally considered to be a result of ...

Google previewHardcore Pathology (2007)

by Carter E. Wahl

RENAL FAILURE Acute renal failure is a reversible injury to nephrons that usually arises from a definable isolated event such as ischemia or toxic injury. Patients develop azotemia (see below) which clears upon removal of the cause. Chronic ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (2012)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia S. Claudio

Acute renal failure (ARF). Characterized by sudden onset of symptoms and ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

n observations: Acute renal failure is characterized by oliguria and the rapid accumulation of nitrogenous wastes in the blood (azotemia). It results from hemorrhage, trauma, burn, toxic injury to the kidney, acute ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

The total duration of the acute phase is not always easy to define, but it is usually ACUTE RENAL FAILURE over in hours or days. This transition may be gradual and require the slow introduction of the various rehabilitation interventions that ...

Google previewDictionary Of Anatomy & Physio (2000)

by Poly Mary

Acute renal failure (ARF) is the sudden worsening of renal function that most commonly follws an episode of hypovolemic shock as after severe bleeding. The person with 'kidney' stops putting out a normal volume of urine, a condition known ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

Acute renal failure is characterized by oliguria and by the rapid accumulation of nitrogenous wastes in the blood (azotemia). It results from hemorrhage, trauma, burn, toxic injury to the kidney, acute pyelonephritis or glomerulonephritis, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

Acute renal failure is a fatal disease caused by a variety of factors associated with tubular damage to the kidney. It is characterized by an initial phase of decrease in urine production as a result of the blockade of the urinary tubules (the ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

acute renal failure, as can glomerulonephritis (see below) and the haemolyticuraemia syndrome. HYPERTENSION, DIABETES MELLITUS, polycystic kidney disease (see below) or AMYLOIDOSIS are among conditions that cause the more ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Acute renal failure from high-dose xenobiotic exposure has been useful to signal potential aetiological causes that may also...

Acute renal failure may be attributed to a variety of pre-renal causes which have as an underlying theme renal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

In addition, hereditary renal hypouricemia has been recognized as a predisposition for exercise-induced acute renal failure. Although some patients affected with the latter complication require hemodialysis, the short-term prognosis of affected ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

acute renal failure acute kidney injury (see AKI). acute respiratory distress syndrome see adult respiratory distress ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

acute renal failure acute kidney injury (seeAKI). acute respiratory distress syndrome see ADULT RESPIRATORY ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set by Richard Schulz

Acute renal failure (ARF) is characterized by rapidly rising serum urea nitrogen and creatinine concentrations, and can be ischemic or toxic in origin. Ischemic ARF results from inadequate perfusion of the kidneys due to dehydration, heart ...

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