Hepatorenal Syndrome

ASN Renal Week 2009 Official Symposium

Pathophysiology of Hepatorenal Syndrome
Robert W. Schrier, MD

Medical Management of the Hepatorenal Syndrome: What is the Evidence?
Hani M Wadei, MD

Renal Replacement Therapy in Hepatorenal Syndrome
Andrew Davenport MD

Robert W. Schrier, MD (Moderator and Speaker)
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO

Hani M Wadei, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL

Andrew Davenport, MD
Center for Nephrology
University College London Medical School
This group of talks is accredited for up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. This group of talks has a single post-test, which must be completed along with an evaluation form to obtain credit. The links to the post-test appear on the individual talk pages.
Date of Web Release: January 4, 2010
CME Credit Eligible Through: April 30, 2011
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.5
Target Audiences: Physicians, Researchers and Fellows-in-Training.
Method of participation: Listen to the talk, read the PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, take the post-test, read the abstracts linked to post-test answer feedback material.

Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS), a major complication of advanced liver failure, is associated with a poor prognosis. This symposium will review our current understanding of the pathophysiology of this problem, and discuss current best practices for its management. The role of medical therapies such as diuretics, albumin, somatostatin analogues and vasoconstrictors will be reviewed. The optimal use of dialysis and liver versus liver and kidney transplantation will be analyzed.

Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation Statement:
The American Society of Nephrology designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each portion of this activity.

Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from Ikaria.

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