Acute renal failure

Author: Roman Štoudek, MD, Dominika Štrbová, Mária Štrbová

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: acute kidney failure | hyperkalemia | elimination methods | urinary tract obstruction

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

Acute renal failure (ARF) is a suddenly developing potentially reversible decrease in renal function for pre-renal, renal, or post-renal causes. The morbidity and mortality associated with ARF remains to be high. Our algorithm introduces you to the management of patient with ARF and teach you about its complications and their treatment.

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In this elaborate algorithm of  acute renal failure with hyperkalemia demonstrates all critical breakpoints in critical care of patient with this condition. Clear correct answers leave no doubt of correct approach and effortlessly combine knowledge of different medical specialties. Simultaneously,  incorrect answers have didactic meaning and point out common mistakes that must be avoided. This algorithm represents a good base for young doctors on which we can build further know-how.


publikováno: 27. 4. 2016 | last modified on: 13. 9. 2019