Post Traumatic Acute Renal Failure

  • Joseph M. Letteri
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 212)


Early references to trauma related acute renal failure were all associated with injury of a crushing type. During the Messina earthquake in 1909, victims crushed by falling masonry almost uniformly died (1). Traumatic uremia was largely overlooked during the First World War despite the high incidence of crushing injuries of trench warfare. Bywaters and Beall in 1941 described the clinical picture of crushing and acute renal failure (2) amongst air-raid casualties during the London blitz.


Acute Renal Failure Parenteral Nutrition Renal Blood Flow Early Dialysis Injured Skeletal Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph M. Letteri
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Renal DiseasesNassau County Medical CenterEast MeadowUSA
  2. 2.S.U.N.Y.Stony BrookUSA

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