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Supportive care and specific therapy to prerenal azotemia

Supportive care and specific therapy to prerenal azotemia

In this step, Prof. Chen talks about inotropic agents first.

Inotropic agents include dopamine and dobutamine. Dobutamine has only inotropic effects, with no effects to help the kidney.

Following that, supportive care includes electrolytes and nutrition.

Finally, we need to know when a patient has prerenal azotemia, we can replace loss fluid, add diuretics, or use inotropic agents in cardiac failure.

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Pharmacokinetics: Drug Dosing in Renal Disease

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