Beneficial effect of midodrine in hypotensive cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites.


Ascites is the most frequent complication of cirrhosis, occurring in nearly 50% of patients within 10 years after cirrhosis is diagnosed.1 A proportion of these patients require large-volume paracentesis (LVP) for symptom relief when other treatment modalities are unsuccessful or impossible. However, frequent LVP is associated with patient discomfort… (More)


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