Management of ascites in patients with liver cirrhosis: recent evidence and controversies.

Abstract

Ascites formation in patients with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, or both usually results from hyperdynamic circulatory dysfunction, where the retention of sodium and water is associated with the activation of the sympathetic and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone systems. The presence of ascites indicates the development of liver decompensation. Furthermore… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcma.2012.11.005

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@article{Hsu2013ManagementOA, title={Management of ascites in patients with liver cirrhosis: recent evidence and controversies.}, author={Shao-Jung Hsu and Hui-Chun Huang}, journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA}, year={2013}, volume={76 3}, pages={123-30} }