Postgrad Med J 71:513-524 doi:10.1136/pgmj.71.839.513
  • Research Article

Renal dysfunction associated with liver transplantation.

  1. R. M. Jindal,
  2. I. Popescu
  1. Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis 46202, USA.


      It has been known for some time that a variety of liver diseases affect kidney function, but renal dysfunction associated with orthotopic liver transplantation has received scant attention. Although the mechanisms mediating these abnormalities are incompletely defined, advances in the understanding of renal pathophysiology after liver transplantation have made it possible to develop new treatment strategies. Aggressive and early intervention to diagnose and treat renal complications associated with liver transplantation should be the goal for transplant centres.