Furosemide in acute oliguric renal failure. A controlled trial

Nephron. 1976;17(1):51-8. doi: 10.1159/000180710.


A randomized study was conducted on 66 patients with acute established oliguric renal failure. Intravenous doses of furosemide ranging from 1.5 to 6.0 mg/kg were given every 4 h to 33 of the patients; the remaining 33 patients served as controls. A persisting diuretic response was observed in 5 treated patients and in 2 controls. Hemodialyses were required in most of them. Furosemide did not significantly modify in cured patients the mean oliguric period, the number of dialyses and the mean period of renal insufficiency.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury / drug therapy*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / therapy
  • Anuria / drug therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Diuresis
  • Female
  • Furosemide / adverse effects
  • Furosemide / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Oliguria / drug therapy*
  • Renal Dialysis


  • Furosemide