Mnemonic for Causes of Acute Renal Failure

Remember the causes of Acute Renal Failure (ARF) using the menmonic

Patients with ARF can’t VOID RIGHT ”

  • Vasculitis
  • Obstruction (e.g., calyces, bladder, or ureters)
  • Infection
  • Drugs (i.e., acute tubular necrosis [ATN])
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Interstitial nephropathy
  • Glomerular disease
  • Hypovolemia
  • Thromboembolism

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