[Hepatic cirrhosis with refractory ascitis and changes in renal function: effects of the infusion of fresh plasma and furosemide].


An alteration of renal function may be the main factor responsible for refractoriness of ascites in cirrhotic patients. We treated 10 such patients with intravenous infusion of 600 ml fresh human plasma and 600 mg of furosemide. Two hr after infusion, a significant increase in Na and K urinary excretion, urine volume and osmolality and GFR was observed… (More)


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