The hepatorenal syndrome

  title={The hepatorenal syndrome},
  author={Guy Van Roey and Kevin Moore},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Hepatorenal syndrome may occur in any form of severe liver disease. It appears less common in children than adults, but still carries a poor prognosis. There are several factors involved in its aetiology, including a decreased renal perfusion pressure, activation of the renal sympathetic nervous system and increased synthesis of several vasoactive mediators, which may modulate glomerular filtration by acting as both renal vasoconstrictors and dynamic regulators of the glomerular capillary… CONTINUE READING