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Clinical types and drug therapy of renal impairment in cirrhosis
  1. J. Rodés,
  2. J. Bosch,
  3. V. Arroyo


    Four separate types of renal failure in cirrhosis are described: functional renal failure; diuretic induced uraemia; acute tubular necrosis; chronic intrinsic renal disease.

    Functional renal failure may arise spontaneously or be precipitated by such factors as haemorrhage, surgery, or infection. It carries a poor prognosis but preliminary results of treating this condition with plasma volume expansion in combination with high doses of furosemide are encouraging.

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