Acute kidney injury in critically ill cirrhotic patients:

A review 

Autores: Muciño Bermejo Jimena, Carrillo Esper Raúl, Uribe Ramos Misael, Méndez Sánchez Nahum


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important marker of morbidity and mortality in critically ill cirrhotic patients. The most common causes of AKI in cirrhotic patients include prerenal or hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). Diagnosis of AKI may be delayed by the lack of clinical, biochemical, and radiological markers with proven sensitivity and specificity in cirrhotic patients. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapies for AKI in cirrhotic patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU).

Palabras clave: Renal failure hepatorenal syndrome intensive care unit.

2012-04-19   |   558 visitas   |   Evalua este artículo 0 valoraciones

Vol. 11 Núm.3. Mayo-Junio 2012 Pags. 301-310 Ann Hepatol 2012; 11(3)