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Oliguria Related Conditions Acute Kidney Injury, Urinary Tract Obstruction 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Oliguria is usually defined as urine output of less than 0.5 ml/kg/hour. However, the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) has suggested a standardized definition of urine output less than 0.3 ml/kg/hour for at least 24…


Polyuria 1. Description of the problem Generally polyuria is defined as a urine output of > 3 L/day. However, some experts feel that any “inappropriately high” urine output to the physiologic state can be considered as polyuria. Polyuria can quickly deplete any given patient’s intravascular volume leading to hypotension and organ hypoperfusion. So early recognition,…

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