Journal article

Acute renal failure

SM Bagshaw, R Bellomo

Surgery (Oxford) | Published : 2007


Acute renal failure (ARF) describes a syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in the ability of the kidney to eliminate waste products, regulate acid-base balance, and manage water homeostasis. ARF is a common clinical problem for the surgical patient, is associated with increased perioperative morbidity and mortality, and presents major diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. A consensus definition for ARF has recently been developed that will hopefully guide future research and work towards improving outcomes. For simplicity, the cause of ARF is divided into probable sources of renal injury (i.e. pre-renal, renal (parenchymal) and post-renal). Several common syndromes predispose to ARF, i..

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