Clinical Diagnosis of Acute Renal Failure

  • Vittorio E. Andreucci
  • Stefano Federico
  • Bruno Memoli
  • Mario Usberti

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Urea Leukemia Anemia Immobilization Diarrhea 

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  • Vittorio E. Andreucci
  • Stefano Federico
  • Bruno Memoli
  • Mario Usberti

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