What are the goals of therapy for azotemia?

Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The goals of therapy are to increase renal perfusion and to maintain urine output. Drugs used in the management of patients with azotemia include diuretics, adrenergic agents, plasma volume expanders, and corticosteroids. Specific therapies for various systemic conditions affecting the kidney are discussed in other articles.


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