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The Changing Epidemiology of Acute Renal Failure: Patterns in Economically Advanced and Developing Countries

  • Kirpal S. Chugh
  • Carl M. Kjellstrand
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Part of the International Yearbooks of Nephrology book series (IYNE, volume 1)

Abstract

Acute renal failure (ARF) is the most common, time consuming, dramatic and lethal syndrome seen by nephrologists (1–11). Since dialysis was introduced in clinical use in the mid-1940’s, acute renal failure appears to have undergone profound changes. Our purpose is to analyze these changes and try to suggest ways of avoiding acute renal failure and predict the need of conservative care and dialysis for these patients.

Keywords

Acute Renal Failure Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Acute Tubular Necrosis Diarrhoeal Disease Intravascular Hemolysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirpal S. Chugh
    • 1
  • Carl M. Kjellstrand
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NephrologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of NephrologyKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden

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