Prognosis assessment of cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites treated with a peritoneovenous shunt.

@article{Guardiola1995PrognosisAO,
  title={Prognosis assessment of cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites treated with a peritoneovenous shunt.},
  author={Jordi Guardiola and Xavier Xiol and Josep Maria Escrib{\`a} and Josep Castellv{\'i} and Jos{\'e} Castellote and Carmen Baliellas and Antonio Rafecas and Luis A Casais},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={2097-102}
}
OBJECTIVE The role of peritoneovenous shunt in the management of refractory ascites has not been clearly established. The aim of this study was to determine readily accessible predictive survival factors in cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites treated with a peritoneovenous shunt. METHODS We studied a cohort of 100 cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites who underwent peritoneovenous-shunt placement in a university-based reference hospital. RESULTS The estimated median survival of… CONTINUE READING