Abstract: Background & Aims: The recurrence of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome has been described in up to 20% of responders to terlipressin and albumin after the discontinuation of the treatment. Subsequent recurrence of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome may require long-term treatment with terlipressin and albumin. Methods: We describe our experience of long-term administration of terlipressin as a bridge to LT in three patients with cirrhosis and recurrent type 1 hepatorenal syndrome. For all three patients we requested an "early transplant" which is an option recognized in our country to reduce waiting times for liver transplantation. Results: All three patients were transplanted within 2 months of onset of hepatorenal syndrome. All patients are still alive and none of them have developed chronic kidney disease. Conclusions: The outcomes of these patients suggest that long-term treatment with terlipressin and albumin is effective and well tolerated in patients with continuous recurrence of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome and, therefore, should be considered an absolute priority criterion in the allocation system for liver transplantation. (C) 2011 European Association for the Study of the Liver.

Continuous recurrence of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome and long-term treatment with terlipressin and albumin: A new exception to MELD score in the allocation system to liver transplantation?

Piano S;FASOLATO, SILVANO;BOSCATO, NOVELLA;ZANUS, GIACOMO;CILLO, UMBERTO;GATTA, ANGELO;ANGELI, PAOLO
2011

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Abstract: Background & Aims: The recurrence of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome has been described in up to 20% of responders to terlipressin and albumin after the discontinuation of the treatment. Subsequent recurrence of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome may require long-term treatment with terlipressin and albumin. Methods: We describe our experience of long-term administration of terlipressin as a bridge to LT in three patients with cirrhosis and recurrent type 1 hepatorenal syndrome. For all three patients we requested an "early transplant" which is an option recognized in our country to reduce waiting times for liver transplantation. Results: All three patients were transplanted within 2 months of onset of hepatorenal syndrome. All patients are still alive and none of them have developed chronic kidney disease. Conclusions: The outcomes of these patients suggest that long-term treatment with terlipressin and albumin is effective and well tolerated in patients with continuous recurrence of type 1 hepatorenal syndrome and, therefore, should be considered an absolute priority criterion in the allocation system for liver transplantation. (C) 2011 European Association for the Study of the Liver.
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