How are patients at risk for acute tubular necrosis (ATN) proactively managed?

Updated: Mar 15, 2021
  • Author: Sangeeta Mutnuri, MBBS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The first step in the management of acute tubular necrosis (ATN) is identification of patients at risk for it. Patients undergoing major surgery or presenting with shock or other conditions associated with development of ATN should be proactively followed and monitored. Measurement of fluid balances and urine output and daily measurement of creatinine and electrolytes will permit rapid diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI).


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