Structural-Functional Correlates in Acute Renal Failure

  • Garabed Eknoyan
  • Dennis C. Dobyan
  • Ruth E. Bulger
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 212)


The acute renal failure syndrome (ARF) may result from a variety of causes. This discussion will focus on one of the major subtypes of this entity, specifically that of acute tubular necrosis (ATN) which by definition includes those forms of acute renal failure in which tubular injury of acute onset is the primary basis for renal failure, and excludes other causes of ARF, such as those due to glomerular, vascular and interstitial lesions. ATN is by far the most common cause of ARF, and accounts for some 40% of cases encountered clinically.


Acute Renal Failure Proximal Tubule Mercuric Chloride Acute Tubular Necrosis Tubular Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garabed Eknoyan
    • 1
  • Dennis C. Dobyan
    • 2
  • Ruth E. Bulger
    • 2
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHoustonUSA

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