Journal article

Rasburicase therapy in acute hyperuricemia and renal dysfunction

C Ronco, P Inguaggiato, V Bordoni, M De Cal, M Bonello, E Andrikos, Y Assuman, R Rattanarat, R Bellomo

HYPERURICEMIC SYNDROMES: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND THERAPY | KARGER | Published : 2005

Abstract

Neoplastic disorders may be complicated by acute renal failure (ARF). Different tumors may cause ARF: solid tumors involving the kidney, solid tumors not of hematological origin and not primarily involving the kidney or, more frequently, rapidly developing hematological tumors. The pathogenesis of ARF is different depending on the type of cancer, but the most frequent clinical feature is the acute tumor lysis syndrome, characterized by hyperuricemia, hyperphosphatemia, hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia and acute, frequently oliguric, ARF. The presence of a neoplastic disorder and associated acute illness may sometimes lead to the presence of immunodysfunction, septic complications and multiple orga..

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