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Clinical Profile of Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Prospective Study

Sandeep Puri, Praveen Rishi, Rajoo Singh Chhina, Rajdeep Singh Chhina, Amit Bery, Jaswinder Singh Sandhu

Keywords : Hepatorenal syndrome, outcome, survival

Citation Information : Puri S, Rishi P, Chhina RS, Chhina RS, Bery A, Sandhu JS. Clinical Profile of Hepatorenal Syndrome: A Prospective Study. J Gastrointest Infect 2012; 2 (1):38-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jogi-2-1-38

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Background and Objectives: The clinical profile of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) patients admitted in a tertiary care hospital of Punjab was studied. Methods: In this prospective study all the patients of chronic liver disease with renal involvement fulfilling the International Ascites Club criteria of HRS were evaluated over a period of one and a half year. Result: Forty-two patients were diagnosed to have HRS and were included in the study. The incidence of HRS was 0.275%of hospitalmedical admissions. Alcoholic cirrhosis was the etiology in 71.5%of patients. Most of the patients of HRS received a combination of dopamine, albumin and terlipressin. Themortality ratewas found to be approximately 60%. Variables amongst survival versus non-survival groups were analyzed. Oliguria and hepatic encephalopathy weremore predominant in non-survival group. Serumbilirubin, hypoalbuminemia, hyponatremia, coagulopathy and urine osmolalitywas higher in non-survival group. Patients with Child-Pugh Score less than 10 had a better survival. Conclusion: The poor prognostic factors in non-survival group were presence of ascites, severe jaundice, hepatic encephalopathy, alcohol abuse, hypoalbuminemia, progressive renal failure and a Child-Pugh Score > 10. Thus, HRS is not uncommon and needs proper diagnosis and prompt treatment to ensure better outcome.

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