Wong, Florence; Nadim, Mitra K.; Kellum, John A.; Salerno, Francesco; Bellomo, Rinaldo; Gerbes, Alexander; Angeli, Paolo; Moreau, Richard; Davenport, Andrew; Jalan, Rajiv; Ronco, Claudio; Genyk, Yuri; Arroyo, Vicente
Working Party proposal for a revised classification system of renal dysfunction in patients with cirrhosis.
In: Gut, Vol. 60, No. 5: pp. 702-709
To propose an improvement on the current classification of renal dysfunction in cirrhosis. Clinicians caring for patients with cirrhosis recognize that the development of renal dysfunction is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. While most cases of renal dysfunction in cirrhosis are functional in nature, developed as a result of changes in haemodynamics, cardiac function, and renal auto-regulation, there is an increasing number of patients with cirrhosis and structural changes in their kidney as a cause of renal dysfunction. Therefore, there is a need for a newer classification to include both functional and structural renal diseases.