Acute tubular necrosis

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don't work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. This is called kidney failure.If your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work they normally do. The treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant. Each treatment has benefits and drawbacks. No matter which treatment you choose, you'll need to make some changes in your life, including how you eat and plan your activities. But with the help of health care providers, family, and friends, most people with kidney failure can lead full and active lives.NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Disease Alternative Name

kidney failure
esrd
end-stage renal disease
renal failure
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How can the use of urinary indices help to distinguish prerenal failure from acute tubular necrosis(ATN) ?

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Patients with prerenal azotemia have intact tubular function.The kidney,in this setting, is attempting to minimize absolute and water excretion in an effort to preserve extracellular fluid volume.By contrast, the tubules of patients with AT...


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A 53 year old woman presented to the emergency department with cough, fever, and yellow sputum production. On physical examination, crackles were heard in the left lower and middle lungs zones, and the patient experienced pain on inspiratio...See More

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Answer is C. In the hospitalised patient, Acute tubular necrosis is the most common cause of ARF. However, in most ARF patients, multi sepsis and nephrotoxins in addition to the usual prerenal and postrenal azotemia. Determining the actual ...


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