By J. S. Cameron (auth.), David Bihari MA, MRCP, Guy Neild MD, FRCP (eds.)
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All the problems associated with Gram-negative rod endotoxaemia and systicaemia (DIC, renal failure, shock, ARDS) have been reported also with Gram-positive and fungal infections (Turner and Naumburg 1987; Ramsay et al. 1985). Clinically this is important as it necessitates empirical antimicrobial therapy directed against a wide range of micro-organisms in the critically ill patient with life-threatening sepsis where there is no microbiological information available. Management The management of sepsis in the critically ill is crucial.
Successful treatment of early acute rejection or cessation of cyclosporin dosing in cyclosporin nephrotoxicity leads to nearly instantaneous return of function. It has long been assumed that "ATN" in the transplanted kidney and "ATN" in the native kidney are essentially the same disease. However, recent studies by Olsen et al. (1989) have demonstrated striking morphological differences between the two conditions. Transplant "ATN" has significantly fewer tubular casts and significantly more deposition of calcium oxalate crystals than in native kidney" A TN".
Recently, over a 6-year period, Deturck et al. 53%) admitted to a pulmonary ICU in France. Cases with prerenal azotaemia or early ARF, occurring within the first 48 hours of admission, were excluded. The most frequent cause of ARF was acute circulatory failure, especially septic shock. Iatrogenic factors accounted for 42% of all episodes, including sepsis related to intravenous or pleural catheters, and the use of nephrotoxic antibiotics or contrast media. Overall mortality was as high as 79%. Shock, oliguria, and a high peak serum creatinine carried a poor prognosis.