Renal failure in patients with cirrhosis.

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Renal failure in patients with cirrhosis.

Med Clin North Am. 2009 Jul;93(4):855-69

Authors: Mackelaite L, Alsauskas ZC, Ranganna K

Renal failure in cirrhosis poses unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Laboratory values and predictive equations grossly overestimate renal function in patients with cirrhosis. Development of renal failure connotes a worse prognosis; mortality is especially high with hepatorenal syndrome. Classification of the causes of renal failure in patients with cirrhosis is provided with more extensive discussion of selected causes. Finally, a suggested diagnostic approach to renal failure in cirrhosis is given.

PMID: 19577118 [PubMed - in process]

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