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Diminished excretion of urine.



a decrease in the daily quantity of excreted urine from the normal 1,500 ml to 500 ml. Oliguria results from reduced filtration or increased reabsorption in the kidneys. Physiological oliguria arises with dehydration, which can result from water deprivation, excessive perspiration, vomiting, or diarrhea. It may also accompany blood loss; extensive burns and traumas; a drop in arterial pressure, as in shock and collapse; or increased production of the hormones aldosterone or vasopressin. Oliguria is frequently a symptom of kidney disease, for example, nephritis.

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About 9 (8 Pf and 1 Pv) patients having oliguric renal failure and six patients (all Pf) of nonoliguric renal failure who died during the course of treatment were subjected to trucut percutaneous needle necropsy done by surface marking for renal histopathology.
Increasing plasma potassium and sodium, and water retention in the oliguric phase of AKI cause disruption to fluid and electrolyte balance throughout the body.
We are disappointed that the results of this pivotal Phase III clinical trial of AURICULIN in oliguric acute renal failure failed to confirm the positive results we observed in a subgroup of patients in our first Phase III acute renal failure trial," said Richard L.
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OKT3 was started at the discretion of the transplant surgeon and was administered to patients who had 1) the need for pretransplant RRT; 2) the need for posttransplant RRT; or 3) oliguric ARF posttransplant, defined as <400 cc per day of urine output for >48 hours.
Kapetanoviae et al (23) found ECG alterations in 39 out of 43 patients with HFRS, mostly in the oliguric stage.
Oliguric patients not in shock received fluids if filling pressures were below target range, with only the volume of fluid being controlled and not whether the fluid was crystalloid, albumin or blood.
However, the patient developed septic shock, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and oliguric acute renal failure, and died of multiple organ failure.
More than 90% of patients have renal impairment, and in most series, no fewer than 30% of pa tients were oliguric by the time the diagnosis was made.
Up to 50% of patients with typical HUS will develop oliguric renal failure and require dialysis during the acute phase, but the prognosis for recovery of renal function is generally favorable.