Randomized controlled study of TIPS versus paracentesis plus albumin in cirrhosis with severe ascites.

@article{Salerno2004RandomizedCS,
  title={Randomized controlled study of TIPS versus paracentesis plus albumin in cirrhosis with severe ascites.},
  author={Francesco G. Salerno and Manuela Merli and Oliviero Riggio and Massimo Cazzaniga and Valentina Valeriano and M. Pozzi and Antonio Federico Nicolini and Filippo Salvatori},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={629-35}
}
The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has been shown to be effective in the control of refractory or recidivant ascites. However, the effect of TIPS on survival as compared with that of large-volume paracentesis plus albumin is uncertain. A multicenter, prospective, clinical trial was performed in 66 patients with cirrhosis and refractory or recidivant ascites (16 Child-Turcotte-Pugh class B and 50 Child-Turcotte-Pugh class C) randomly assigned to treatment with TIPS (n = 33… CONTINUE READING

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