Plasma renin activity and urinary sodium excretion as prognostic indicators in nonazotemic cirrhosis with ascites.


Azotemia is an ominous prognostic sign in cirrhosis with ascites. To investigate whether other renal disturbances are also prognostically significant, we studied the renin-aldosterone system and sodium excretion (UNaV) in 75 patients who had nonazotemic cirrhosis with ascites and related these to survival. On the basis of plasma renin activity patients were… (More)


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