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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nadeem Moghal,
Professor Nicholas EmbletonORCiD
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Acute renal failure is common in the neonatal period. It is usually manifest by abnormal biochemistry and decreased urine output (< 1 ml/kg/h), but non-oliguric renal failure is also common. A detailed understanding of the common pathophysiologicat mechanisms is rarely needed but an understanding of the common aetiologies (pre-renal, renal and post-renal) will enable the clinician to approach the problem in a logical manner. A standard approach to fluid and electrolyte management is described, along with a practical approach to the investigation and management of renal failure. A working understanding of the principles of peritoneal, dialysis is important and a brief overview of the role of haemodialysis in neonatal renal failure is provided. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Moghal NE, Embleton ND
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
ISSN (print): 1744-165X
ISSN (electronic): 1878-0946
Publisher: WB Saunders Co. Ltd
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