When should patients with hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) be transferred to a liver transplant center?

Updated: Oct 16, 2017
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Reasons for transferring patients to a liver transplant center include the following:

  • Assessment of candidacy for liver transplantation

  • Lack of facilities for performing dialysis at local/referring hospital

  • Entrance into study/treatment protocol for HRS at the referral center

If patients are not candidates for liver transplantation, they have a poor prognosis and outpatient care will only be palliative in nature.


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