CHAPTER 13: Nephro-urological emergencies

Hodgson, Dominic; Ostermann, Marlies; Khan, Mohammad Shamim
January 2007
Urological Emergencies in Hospital Medicine;2007, p129
Book Chapter
All medical personnel need to be well-versed in the management of renal failure, whether due to 'urological', ie. post-renal causes, pre-renal factors or intrinsic disease occurring in isolation or exacerbating an obstructive cause. Renal transplantation is a pragmatic but high risk solution to chronically failing kidneys. Paramount to the success of a renal transplant programme is the ability to recognise and treat complications. This chapter explains diagnostic and treatment strategies for managing acute renal failure and transplant complications which aim to halt further damage and optimise renal recovery.


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