Hepatorenal syndrome: diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Mads Egerod Israelsen, Lise Lotte Gluud, Flemming Bendtsen, Aleksander Ahm Krag, S. Møller

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Abstrakt

Cirrhosis, ascites and renal impairment are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a type of renal failure that affects patients with cirrhosis and ascites. This paper provides an update on evidence-based interventions in HRS. A number of factors can precipitate HRS. The monitoring, prevention, early detection, and correct treatment of these are essential. Terlipressin combined with albumin is the first-line treatment of type 1 HRS. In type 2 HRS with refractory ascites, liver transplantation and TIPS should be considered.
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind175
Udgave nummer22
Sider (fra-til)1562-1566
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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Israelsen, M. E., Gluud, L. L., Bendtsen, F., Krag, A. A., & Møller, S. (2014). Hepatorenal syndrome: diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Ugeskrift for Laeger, 175(22), 1562-1566.