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Which statement correctly distinguishes renal failure from prerenal failure?



A. With prerenal failure. vasoactive substances such as dopamine (Intropin) increase blood pressure
B. With prerenal failure. there is less response to such diuretics as furosemide (Lasix)
C. With prerenal failure. an IV isotonic saline infusion increases urine output
D. With prerenal failure. hemodialysis reduces the BUN level

This question is part of Urinary System Disorders | NCLEX Quiz 109
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: May 29, 2020

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Answered Aug 07, 2018

With prerenal failure. an IV isotonic saline infusion increases urine output

Prerenal failure is caused by such conditions as hypovolemia that impairs kidney perfusion; giving isotonic fluids improves urine output. Vasoactive substances can increase blood pressure in both conditions.
 

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