Anuria - Treatment of Anuria
What is Anuria?
Anuria is the failure of the kidneys to excrete urine. Anuria is most often associated with acute kidney failure. Urinary obstruction, such as due to a bladder stone, does result in inability to pass urine but does NOT result in the kidney being unable to produce urine. Anuria is an emergency needing urgent investigation so that its cause can be discovered and corrected, if possible. It is the Total Suppression of Urine. Pets with anuria are usually quite ill. Straining to urinate is not part of anuria.
Anuria may be classified under two headings:
Treatment and Diagnosis of Anuria
Anuria is diagnosed when there is no urine production. Finding the cause of the acute kidney failure may be difficult. In order to diagnose the cause of the acute kidney failure, blood tests, radiographs (x-rays), ultrasound, specialized blood tests or biopsy may be necessary.
Concentrated dextrose solution works similar to mannitol and should produce urine within 60 minutes. This is not a commonly used drug to treat anuria.
These drugs use different methods to affect the kidney and urine production.
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