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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Renal Insufficiency And Acute Renal Failure

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Acute Kidney Failure (Definition)

An abrupt loss of renal function as determined (usually) by a rise in the serum creatinine. Definitions vary, a rise in creatinine of as little as 0.2mg/dl in a smaller person could be significant. There is no consistent description. It could be asymptomatic or the patient plagued with edema, lack of urine, sob, protein and or blood in the urine. Pain and ...Read more


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What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

What is the difference between chronic renal failure and chronic renal insufficiency?

Terminology: Many physicians including nephrologists will use the terms chronic renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, and chronic kidney disease interchangeably. Some will use the term "insufficiency" when the chronicity or the severity of the renal disease is not clear but in most instances, they are synonymous. ...Read more

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Does acute renal failure reverse itself?

Does acute renal failure reverse itself?

With treatment : Generally yes, but intervention must occur as early as possible. It does depend on the severity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acute renal failure?

What is the definition or description of: acute renal failure?

ARF : Unable to clear out the products of metabolism that are normally filtered and excreted by your kidneys. This can be estimated by your BUN and creatinine. If the creatinine rises above 4 this could be considered acute renal failure. ARF can be caused by obstruction of urine flow, infection, severe metabolic problems, drugs, poisonings. ...Read more

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How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is dialysis for treating acute renal failure?

Treating ARF: When used correctly and the underlying reason is also treated correctly, you cannot beat the combination of medical management of ARF along with prudent dialysis. ...Read more

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How effective is bumetanide for treating acute renal failure?

Bumetanide: Where Lasix (furosemide) has failed bumetanide may succeed according to some peer reviewed publications. It has however, been less studied than Lasix (furosemide) in treating acute renal failure patients. ...Read more

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What are the complications of acute renal failure?

Several: High potassium, fluid overload, metabolic acidosis, these problems can lead to heart failure, cardiac rythym disturbances and even death. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute renal failure?

What is the treatment for acute renal failure?

Renal failure: Acute renal failure requires close attention to volume status, acid-base status, electrolytes, and any signs of uremia. These events might signal a need for urgent dialysis. Avoiding exposure to nephrotoxic meds is necessary. Studies to rule out obstruction (u/s usually) are necessary as well. ...Read more

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How effective is a ureteric stent for treating acute renal failure?

How effective is a ureteric stent for treating acute renal failure?

Depends: If the cause of renal failure is due to ureteral obstruction then very effective! The key is to address the obstruction ASAP in order to avoid any permanent damage to the kidneys. Important to monitor for post obstructive diuresis marked excessive urination after relief of obstruction. But, post-obstructive diuresis/natriuresis are good prognostic indicators of renal function recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
587 doctors shared insights

Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Dr. Jack Rubin
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Acute Renal Failure (Definition)

Acute renal failure, also known as acute kidney failure, occurs when your body is unable to clear out the products of metabolism that are normally filtered and excreted by your kidneys. Accute renal failure can be caused by the obstruction of urine flow, infection, severe metabolic ...Read more