Uremic symptoms and signs are the evidence of end-stage kidney disease to victims of it and observers. An organized and systematic approach is the best way to learn about them and recognize them. This holds true for both patients and clinicians. Such an approach involves knowing the kidney functions it can affect; the organ systems […]
Category: Kidney Diseases
Insight into diseases of the kidney.
The terms chronic kidney disease (CKD) and chronic renal failure (CRF) are synonyms. It is the gradual decline in renal function that occurs over a period of months to years or the evidence of kidney damage that has been present for at least three months. In the early stages symptoms and signs are often not […]
Acute kidney failure, acute renal failure and acute kidney injury are all synonymous terms. But their use is not always precise. Their use at times refers to grey areas that are just points along a spectrum. A focus on the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of the disorder will shed some light on the matter. What […]