Large-volume paracentesis in the management of ascites in children.

  title={Large-volume paracentesis in the management of ascites in children.},
  author={Robert E. Kramer and Ronald J. Sokol and Baruch Yerushalmi and Emily G. Liu and Todd Mackenzie and Edward J. Hoffenberg and Michael R. Narkewicz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={33 3},
BACKGROUND Large-volume paracentesis has been evaluated for both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes in the management of ascites in cirrhotic adults. There are no published data relating to the safety, efficacy, or methods of this procedure in children. The objective of this study was to characterize the authors' initial experience with large-volume paracentesis (> 50 ml/kg of ascites) for removal of tense abdominal ascites in the pediatric population. METHODS Retrospective chart review was… CONTINUE READING

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