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Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Renal Failure

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For practical purposes, we may define acute renal failure (ARF) as any abrupt elevation of serum creatinine (SCr) above 177 µmol/l (2 mg/ dl) or, in patients with stabilized chronic renal failure (CRF) a sudden increase in SCr by 50% of the baseline value. This renal shutdown may occur with complete anuria or oliguria or with preserved urine output (nonoliguric ARF).

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  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Serum Potassium Concentration
  • HYPERVOLEMIC Hyponatremia
  • Renal Cortical Necrosis

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Andreucci, V.E., Federico, S., Memoli, B., Usberti, M. (1984). Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Renal Failure. In: Andreucci, V.E. (eds) Acute Renal Failure. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2841-4_7

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