R E Hernández Pérez

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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt-stent (TIPS) was performed in 5 patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Bleeding varices occurred in 4 patients and refractory ascites in one. We used 2 Wallstents and 3 Strecker stents. Shunt patency, recurrent variceal hemorrhage and ascites were evaluated. The shunts were created from a transjugular(More)
Some studies have demonstrated that paracentesis for large-volume extraction of ascites produces renal failure and hyponatremia, and intravenous infusion of plasma expanders can overcome this complications. We performed a survey where we compared effectiveness of dextran 70 vs albumin on prevention of adverse effects and cost differences. Two random groups(More)
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