University of Hertfordshire

Management of acute renal failure

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)106-16
JournalPostgraduate medical journal
Journal publication dateFeb 2006
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


Acute renal failure is a common condition, frequently encountered in both community practice and hospital inpatients. While it remains a heterologous condition, following basic principles makes investigation straightforward, and initial management follows a standard pathway in most patients. This article shows this, advises on therapeutic strategies, including those in special situations, and should help the clinician in deciding when to refer to a nephrologist, and when to consider renal replacement therapy.

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