Continuous renal replacement therapies in patients with liver disease.

  title={Continuous renal replacement therapies in patients with liver disease.},
  author={Andrew Davenport},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={22 2},
Patients with acute and chronic liver disease are prone to hypotension, and mortality increases when acute kidney injury supervenes. Hypotension during renal replacement therapy compromises cerebral perfusion, which can exacerbate cerebral edema in cases of fulminant hepatic failure and those with encephalopathy due to chronic liver failure. As such, any renal replacement therapy utilized should have minimal adverse effects on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular stability. Continuous modes of… CONTINUE READING
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