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Urological emergencies 

Urological emergencies
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Urological emergencies
Author(s):

Spence Roy A.J.

, and Johnston Patrick G.

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215638.003.0008
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date: 21 July 2019

Acute renal failure 268

Priapism 274

Acute renal failure (ARF) may cause sudden, life-threatening biochemical disturbances and is therefore a medical emergency.

Acute uraemia can conveniently be classified as:

Prerenal

impaired perfusion of the kidneys

Postrenal

obstructive uropathy

Renal

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