Plasma volume in cirrhosis of the liver: its relation of portal hypertension, ascites, and renal failure.

@article{Lieberman1967PlasmaVI,
  title={Plasma volume in cirrhosis of the liver: its relation of portal hypertension, ascites, and renal failure.},
  author={F L Lieberman and Telfer B. Reynolds},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1967},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={1297-308}
}
Plasma volume was measured by using albumin-(131)I- and (51)Cr-labeled erythrocytes in 24 control subjects, 140 patients with hepatic cirrhosis, and 10 patients with various portal-systemic shunts for the relief of noncirrhotic portal hypertension. The cirrhotic patients included subgroups with ascites, functional renal failure, and portacaval anastomoses. Elevated values for plasma volume, by both methods, were found in each group of patients.The lymph space drained by the thoracic duct was… CONTINUE READING