Kidney Transplant Topic Guide
Kidney Transplant: End-stage renal disease is the name for kidney failure so advanced that it cannot be reversed. Dialysis and kidney transplantation are the only treatments for end-stage renal disease. Substantial pre-operative work-up and post-operative management with immunosuppressive drugs are necessary for kidney transplantation.
Acute Kidney Failure Kidney failure, or the ability of the kidneys to filter water and waste is caused by prerenal, postrenal, or renal problems with the kidney(s). Symptoms of kidney failure include: decreased urine production, confusion, fatigue, lethargy, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, problems concentrating, edema, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Treatment for kidney failure depends upon the cause.
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