Acute Renal Failure Directory
Acute renal failure occurs when your kidneys suddenly stop working. This could be caused by an infection, medications, an injury, or a blockage such as kidney stones. This condition should be treated as soon as possible to prevent waste from building up in the body. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how acute renal failure is contracted, how to treat it, and much more.
A good overview of healthy kidney function with a description of various types of kidney failures.
A brief article on the relationship between painkillers and kidney disease.
Kidney Dialysis Overview
Here's a good overview for consumers about how kidney dialysis works.
Kidney Failure Diagnosis
This article describes the blood and urine tests that show whether the kidneys are functioning or failing.