Management of uninfected and infected ascites in cirrhosis.

  title={Management of uninfected and infected ascites in cirrhosis.},
  author={Elsa Sol{\`a} and Cristina C. Sol{\'e} and Pere Gin{\`e}s},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
Ascites is the most frequent complication of patients with cirrhosis. Ascites is related to increased renal sodium retention as a result of increased activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system in response to marked vasodilation of the splanchnic circulation. Management of uncomplicated ascites is based on a low-sodium diet and diuretics. However, approximately 10% of patients develop refractory ascites during follow-up, which is associated with a poor prognosis. The treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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