What is the pharmacological approach to the treatment of hepatorenal syndrome (HRS)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2017
  • Author: Deepika Devuni, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The pharmacological approach to the treatment of HRS continues to evolve, with several possible effective treatments. However, readers should be aware that none of these medications (including the addition of albumin) has been validated in randomized controlled trials. A brief review of only the most promising (but yet unproven) medications will be described because not only is this historical list extensive, but most of the trials for the medications were conducted outside the United States.


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