Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-28-2016

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan

Keywords

Hepatorenal, Cirrhosis, Kidney Failure, Portal Hypertension, Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Type 1 hepatorenal syndrome is kidney failure that occurs in advanced cirrhosis (Fagundes & Ginès, 2012). It is characterized by a, “significant reduction in creatinine clearance within 1-2 weeks of presentation” (Bacon, 2015). Patients that develop this condition have a median survival rate of one month (Dameron, 2011). Vasodilation leads to decreased perfusion to the kidneys and thus kidney injury (Boyer et al., 2011). Liver transplantation is the best treatment for hepatorenal syndrome (Fagundes & Ginès, 2012). Common causes of cirrhosis are hepatitis C infection, alcohol consumption, and fatty liver disease (Warner, Cuthbert, Bhore, & Rockey, 2011). Regardless of the cause of cirrhosis, the progression of hepatorenal syndrome once identified is extremely quick and deadly.

Included in

Nursing Commons

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.