Also referred to as ATN. A severe form of acute kidney (renal) failure that develops in people with severe illnesses or with low blood pressure. Patients may need dialysis. Kidney function often improves if the underlying disease is successfully treated.
When the cells of the kidney do not get enough blood, they begin to die. There is no treatment for ATN except time. The patient may be on dialysis while the old cells get better.
A disorder that damages certain kidney cells and leads to kidney failure.
ATN) - reversible damage to the renal tubules that filter your blood and make urine. This damage causes the transplanted kidney to have a delay in functioning. ATN may be caused by the length of time the organ was stored before it was transplanted, the quality of the organ itself, or by the anti-rejection medications.
Delayed kidney function after a transplant that usually resolves; may be caused by quality of the donor organ, how long the organ is stored before it is transplanted, or medications.
reversible kidney damage resulting in delayed kidney function. Among other factors, it may be caused by quality of donor organ, time of organ storage before transplantation, or medications to prevent rejection. Back
Acute tubular necrosis or (ATN) is a medical condition involving the death of tubular cells that form the tubule that transports urine to the ureters while reabsorbing 99% of the water (and highly concentrating the salts and metabolic byproducts). Tubular cells continually replace themselves and if the cause of ATN is removed then recovery is likely. ATN presents with acute renal failure to the point that the two concepts are used interchangeably.