Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Natl Med Assoc. 1992 Feb;84(2):153-62.

The endocrinology and pathophysiology of alcoholic cirrhosis and functional renal failure--a review.

Author information

1
Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange 92668.

Abstract

The pathophysiology and characteristics of decompensated alcoholic cirrhosis and functional renal failure are reviewed. The review will be restricted to alcoholic cirrhosis, because most cases of functional renal failure in the United States occur in the setting of alcoholic cirrhosis, which is also the most common cause of ascites in North America and Europe. Moreover, hepatorenal syndrome may complicate other forms of liver disease besides alcoholic cirrhosis, but the pathogenesis in such circumstances may not be the same as in the cirrhotic state.

PMID:
1602514
PMCID:
PMC2637753
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center