A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY ON RESISTIVITY INDEX OF RENAL VASCULATURE IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS OF LIVER IN TERTIARY CARE CENTRE
*Dr. J. Naganna and Dr. Vasanth Kumar Suram
Aim of the Study: To correlate resistivity index of renal vasculature with ascites, with CHILD PUGH score and with MELD score of the cirrhotic patients. To detect early renal hemodynamic changes in patients with hepatic cirrhosis who had clinically normal renal functions. Material & Methods: A total of 92 patients admitted in Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad in which there were 75 cases which included cirrhosis with ascites, cirrhosis without ascites and 17 controls which included fatty liver and healthy individuals formed the study group. Results: The study group is a total 92 patients, 49 were cirrhosis with ascites patients, 26 were cirrhosis withtout ascites patients, 17 healthy which includes fatty liver also. Conclusion: Renal vasoconstriction evaluated by Resistivity index is correlated with Child score which quantitively measures by hepatic function in cirrhotics.
Keywords: Chronic Liver Disease (CLD); Cirrhosis Of Liver (COL); Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS); Renal Vasculature (RV), Resistivity Index (RI).
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