Renal Dysfunction in End-Stage Liver Disease and Post-Liver Transplant

Marcelo S. Sampaio, Paul Martin, Suphamai Bunnapradist

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Renal dysfunction is a frequent complication in patients with end-stage liver disease awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation and in the post-liver transplant period. Although the stereotypical form of renal dysfunction is the hepatorenal syndrome, other causes of acute kidney injury in this population include prerenal azotemia and acute tubular necrosis. Renal injury in a patient with cirrhosis is associated with a poor prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-560
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Liver transplant
  • Liver-kidney transplant
  • Renal failure


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