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Management of adult patients with ascites caused by cirrhosis.

Abstract

Ascites is the most common of the major complications of cirrhosis. The development of ascites is an important landmark in the natural history of cirrhosis and has been proposed as an indication for liver transplantation. The initial evaluation of a patient with ascites should include a history, physical evaluation, and abdominal paracentesis with ascitic fluid analysis. Treatment should consist of abstinence from alcohol, sodium restricted diet, and diuretics. This regimen is effective in approximately 90% of patients. The treatment options for the diuretic-resistant patients include serial therapeutic paracenteses, liver transplantation, and peritoneovenous shunting.

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    Loma Linda Transplantation Institute, CA 92354, USA.

    Source

    Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.) 27:1 1998 Jan pg 264-72

    MeSH

    Ascites
    Diagnosis, Differential
    Diet, Sodium-Restricted
    Diuretics
    Humans
    Liver Cirrhosis

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    9425946

    Citation

    Runyon, B A.. "Management of Adult Patients With Ascites Caused By Cirrhosis." Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), vol. 27, no. 1, 1998, pp. 264-72.
    Runyon BA. Management of adult patients with ascites caused by cirrhosis. Hepatology. 1998;27(1):264-72.
    Runyon, B. A. (1998). Management of adult patients with ascites caused by cirrhosis. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.), 27(1), pp. 264-72.
    Runyon BA. Management of Adult Patients With Ascites Caused By Cirrhosis. Hepatology. 1998;27(1):264-72. PubMed PMID: 9425946.
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