Acute Renal Failure

Acute Renal Failure is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

Surgery has been associated with an increased risk of acute renal failure (ARF).1

  • Patients with CRI are at increased risk of ARF.
  • ARF among patients with normal preoperative renal function is a relatively rare event but is associated with increased mortality when it occurs.2

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