renal failure

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renal failure

[′rēn·əl ′fāl·yər]
(medicine)
Severe malfunction of the kidneys, producing uremia and the resulting constitutional symptoms.
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Doctors are interested in understanding the factors that place patients at greater risk for end-stage renal disease, Bansal said, because it may be possible to address those factors through medications or lifestyle changes like diet or exercise.
Assessment of Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of End-stage Renal Disease.
Data obtained from the National Health Interview Survey and the United States Renal Data System reveal that the age-adjusted incidence of end-stage renal disease attributed to diabetes mellitus (ESRD-DM) increased from 247/100,000 diabetic individuals in 1990 to 305 in 1996, but declined after that from 293/100,000 in 1997 to 232 in 2002.
Increasing Impact of End-Stage Renal Disease 1990 2000 2030 Incidence 49,170 94,355 459,551 Prevalence 174,490 391,184 2,236,032 Deaths 2,170 71,260 352,230 Note: Table made from bar graph.
SAN FRANCISCO--Women with end-stage renal disease have an increased rate of benign breast calcifications, but these do not interfere with the accurate interpretation of their mammograms, Dr.