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What is Hepatorenal Syndrome?

What is Hepatorenal Syndrome? Hepatorenal syndrome (often abbreviated HRS) is a life-threatening medical condition that consists of rapid deterioration in kidney function in individuals with cirrhosis or fulminant liver failure. HRS is usually fatal unless a liver transplant is performed, although various treatments, including dialysis, can help over the short term. While HRS can affect…

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Hepatorenal syndrome: Progressive renal failure in patients with cirrhosis

Hepatorenal syndrome: Progressive renal failure KEY POINTS ■ The main driving force behind the development of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is portal hypertension, and the key event is linked to splanchnic arterial vasodilation. ■ Therapy should be geared toward increasing intravascular volume, as the underlying issue appears related to depletion of effective circulating volume depletion (third…

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Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS)

Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) In some patients, type 1 HRS develops spontaneously without any identifiable precipitating factor, whereas in others it can occur in close association with systemic bacterial infections, in particular SBP, acute alcoholic hepatitis, and large volume paracentesis without albumin expansion. SBP precipitates type 1 HRS in approximately 20% of cases despite appropriate treatment…

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