Renal failure

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  • Chronic Renal Failure

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    "In 2009, there were 116,395 new kidney failure diagnoses, 571,414 people living with kidney failure and 90,118 deaths among people with kidney failure ". (1) Renal failure is a type of disease that happened to kidneys and prevent them from working properly. Renal failure can occur as an acute or chronic renal failure. Chronic renal failure describes abnormal kidneys structure and loss of kidneys function. It is often accompany with other conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular

  • Acute Renal Failure

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    Acute Renal Failure Acute Renal Failure (also called acute kidney failure) means that your kidneys have Suddenly stopped working. Your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood. Acute Renal Failure is dangerous because the kidney stop filtering toxin, waste and excess fluids from the the body. Acute Renal Failure is often the result of an infection, an injury, major surgery, or a condition called nephrotoxicity

  • Acute Renal Failure

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    the pathophysiology of acute renal failure. Include prerenal, intrarenal, and postrenal causes. Acute renal failure is when the kidneys suddenly are unable to filter the blood of the waste products. Acute renal failure is alternatively called acute kidney failure or acute kidney injury. The causes of acute renal failure are divided into three categories based on their point of origin: prerenal, intrarenal, and post renal. The most common type of acute renal failure is prerenal, which can be described

  • Acute Renal Failures

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    Acute Renal Failure The kidneys are vitals organs that are responsible for various function in the human body such as reabsorption, secretion and excretion. They are the filters that enable us to get waste materials that are produced by metabolism or ingested. The most important element that they filter is blood plasma. The kidneys simultaneously eliminate unwanted substances by excreting them into the urine and return substances that are needed back in to the blood. While filtration is the primary

  • Essay on Renal Failure

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    of acute renal failure, and finally the short and long term goals a nurse should make for their client. There are three causes of acute renal failure; prerenal causes, renal causes, and post renal causes. Prerenal causes are due to such factors as dehydration i.e... vomiting diarrhea, or sweating, or poor fluid intake. Other factors could also include weak or irregular blood flow to and from the kidneys because of an obstruction in the renal artery or vein. Intrarenal kidney failure is damage

  • Acute Renal Failure : Acute Failure

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    Acute Renal Failure 1 Jose Roman Med 2049 Acute Renal Failure Instructor Michelle Earixson-Lamothe

  • The Pathophisiology of Acute Renal Failure

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    Acute renal failure, recently being called Acute Kidney injury (AKI), according to Susan Dirkes (2011), “the classification criteria for AKI include three grades of severity: risk of acute renal failure, injury to the kidney and failure of renal function.” (p.37). Explain the pathophysiology of acute renal failure. Include prerenal, intrarenal, and postrenal causes. Pre-renal failure has to do with inadequate fluid in the body, which leads to inadequate perfusion, or blood circulation

  • What is Renal Failure? Essay

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    To understand what renal failure is, it is important to know how the kidneys work and what the main functions are. The body has two kidneys on either side of the spine and the kidneys work to remove toxic waste and excess water by producing urine. The kidneys also help with controlling blood pressure and produce erythropoietin as well as aiding in keeping bones strong by producing calcetrol hormones. When the kidneys are unable to perform these functions it causes the kidneys to fail. There are different

  • What is Acute Renal Failure?

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    Acute renal failure is a disorder of the urinary system. It involves the loss of kidney function and may occur suddenly. Acute renal failure occurs when blood flow to the kidneys is decreased. There are numerous reasons why there may be a decrease in renal function. A urinary tract obstruction, low blood pressure, illness, inflammation of the kidneys, and harmful substances are examples of causes of acute renal failure. These causes have different origins. The causes are separated into prerenal,

  • Acute Renal Failure Essay

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    Acute renal failure is the sudden loss of the kidneys ability to function; affecting more than 100,000 people in the United States alone each year (NIDDK, 2008). This paper will discuss the basic pathophysiology of acute renal failure, including its cause, disease mechanisms, symptoms, some of the treatments and pharmacological therapies. Pathophysiology Acute renal failure (ARF) is the rapid loss of kidney function occurring when high levels of uremic toxins accumulate in the blood