Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2015 / Article

Review | Open Access

Volume 29 |Article ID 967683 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/967683

Renal Impairment in Cirrhosis Unrelated to Hepatorenal Syndrome

Received30 Jun 2014
Accepted12 Jan 2015

Abstract

Renal impairment is common in liver disease and may occur as a consequence of the pathophysiological changes that underpin cirrhosis or secondary to a pre-existing unrelated insult. Nevertheless, the onset of renal impairment often portends a worsening prognosis. Hepatorenal syndrome remains one of the most recognized and reported causes of renal impairment in cirrhosis. However, other causes of renal impairment occur and can be classified into prerenal, intrinsic or postrenal, which are the subjects of the present review.

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