Medical management of ascites.

@article{Leung2011MedicalMO,
  title={Medical management of ascites.},
  author={Wesley D. Leung and Florence Mf Wong},
  journal={Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 8},
  pages={
          1269-83
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Ascites is a common complication of advanced cirrhosis that has a significant negative impact on survival. This review updates the reader on the medical management of ascites. AREAS COVERED This review explores the pathophysiology of ascites formation in cirrhosis; the current mainstays of medical management (treating the underlying cause of cirrhosis, avoiding nephrotoxic agents, sodium restriction, and combination diuretic therapy); potential novel agents, such as… CONTINUE READING
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