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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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Currently, over 30 million Americans either have some form of kidney disease or are at risk of developing kidney failure in the future.
This type of kidney failure can occur suddenly within 48 hours but is not always permanent.
The majority of chronic kidney failure patients are diagnosed in the last stage.
The conference focused on diagnosis of renal diseases, children's kidney failure, kidney transplant in Bahrain, dialysis and patients' lifestyle.
Eventually a cat with chronic kidney failure may also become anemic since red blood cell production is affected.
The end stage, or kidney failure, occurs when the kidneys are unable to keep the body in a healthy state and function.
Dialysis is then required," said Dr Guella, who said another risk factor for kidney failure was hypertension.
There is an increasing incidence and prevalence of patients with kidney failure requiring replacement therapy, he said and added there is an even higher prevalence of patients in earlier stages of Chronic Renal Disease, with adverse outcomes such as kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, and premature death.
Kidney failure is one of the most severe and life-threatening complications of diabetes and the most expensive to treat, with costs of diabetes-related kidney failure currently running at 940 [pounds sterling] million each year.
According to Paraiso, the number one cause for kidney failure is diabetes followed by hypertension, two lifestyle diseases that can be prevented through a change in behavior.
The researchers found the lifetime rate of kidney failure in donors is 90 per 10,000, as compared to 326 per 10,000 in the general population of non-donors.
Kidney failure among children has different causes than kidney failure among adults.