Overview of acute renal manifestations in cancer patients

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Acute Med. 2020;19(1):34-41.


Acute kidney injury is frequently encountered in patients with malignancy and is associated with prolonged hospitalization, significant morbidity, and increased mortality. Thorough evaluation is required to identify possible contributing factors, which may range from relatively easily reversible pre-renal causes to complex cancer-specific aetiologies. This review will serve as a practical guide for acute care physicians on the acute medical unit to the assessment and initial management of cancer patients presenting with acute kidney injury.


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