Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Ascites and Hepatorenal Syndrome

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

May 3, 2021

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Emergency care, Home health, Hospital

Intended Users

Physician, nurse practitioner, nurse, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Diagnosis, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D008107 - Liver Diseases, D001201 - Ascites, D006530 - Hepatorenal Syndrome


chronic liver disease, Practice Guidance, Ascites and Hepatorenal Syndrome

Source Citation

Biggins SW, Angeli P, Garcia-Tsao G, Ginès P, Ling SC, Nadim MK, Wong F, Kim WR. Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Ascites, Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis and Hepatorenal Syndrome: 2021 Practice Guidance by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Hepatology. 2021 Aug;74(2):1014-1048. doi: 10.1002/hep.31884. PMID: 33942342.