Acute tubular necrosis is damage to the tubule cells (tiny tube-shaped cells) in the kidney that results in acute kidney failure. This is a potentially serious condition that requires care from your doctor.
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Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. In addition to good nutritional support
treating underlying condition, dietary changes,
treatment options include the following:
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Certain medications (eg, furosemide, bumetanide, mannitol, fenoldopam, auriculin anaritide, and synthetic atrial natriuretic peptide) may reduce the need for
in certain people with acute tubular necrosis.
The following measures may help reduce your chances of developing acute tubular necrosis:
Promptly treating conditions that can lead to decreased blood flow as well as decreased oxygen to the kidneys
Mostly this is accomplished by increasing fluids
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- Take measures recommended by your doctor to prevent kidney damage caused by the dyes used in x-ray studies such as with the use of oral N-acetylcysteine or theophylline.
Take certain drugs when using medications such as aminoglycosides or cisplatin, which are associated with kidney damage.
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