Malignant Ascites Symptom Cluster in Patients Referred for Paracentesis

@article{Husain2009MalignantAS,
  title={Malignant Ascites Symptom Cluster in Patients Referred for Paracentesis},
  author={MPH Amna Husain and MSc Andrea Bezjak and MSc Alexandra Easson},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={461-469}
}
Malignant ascites (MA) is a distressing problem usually managed by repeated paracenteses. Paracentesis represents a meaningful time point in identifying patients with a specific presentation. The objective of this study is to examine symptom clustering in MA patients at paracentesis. Pre- and post-paracentesis, patients completed the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale revised to include abdominal distension and mobility (ESAS:AM) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer… CONTINUE READING
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