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Acute and chronic renal failure in liver transplantation

McCauley, J and Van Thiel, DH and Starzl, TE and Puschett, JB (1990) Acute and chronic renal failure in liver transplantation. Nephron, 55 (2). 121 - 128. ISSN 0028-2766

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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 > 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).


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
McCauley, J
Van Thiel, DH
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Puschett, JB
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1990
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Nephron
Volume: 55
Number: 2
Page Range: 121 - 128
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1159/000185938
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0028-2766
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062116714, Starzl CV No. 1117
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:19
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2020 10:55


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