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Nephron. 1990;55(2):121-8.

Acute and chronic renal failure in liver transplantation.

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Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pa.

Abstract

We have performed a retrospective review of the incidence and etiologies of acute renal failure (ARF) in 105 adult patients receiving liver transplants. The prevalence of chronic renal failure was also determined. ARF occurred in 94.2% of these patients. Acute tubular necrosis was the leading cause of ARF and was associated with the highest mortality. Factors associated with increased mortality included: (1) peak serum creatinine greater than 3 mg/dl, (2) multiple liver transplants and (3) the need for dialysis. Pretransplant renal failure did not increase mortality. Chronic renal failure developed in 83% of patients at latest follow-up (mean: 30.5 +/- 7.9 months).

PMID:
2362625
PMCID:
PMC2957102
DOI:
10.1159/000185938
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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