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A 55 year old male was admitted for sepsis due to Staph aureus. On assessment, he was found to be experiencing septic shock. After monitoring his urine output, the nurse discovered he had a significant decreased amount of urine. He was found to have edema and weight gain the next morning.

1. Is this most likely acute or chronic renal failure?

2. Is this reversible?

3. What is the difference between acute and chronic renal failure? (referring to onset and prognosis)

4. What is causing the patient's weight gain?

5. What is azotemia?

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