Rapid diuresis in patients with ascites from chronic liver disease: the importance of peripheral edema.

@article{Pockros1986RapidDI,
  title={Rapid diuresis in patients with ascites from chronic liver disease: the importance of peripheral edema.},
  author={Paul J. Pockros and Telfer B. Reynolds},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1986},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={
          1827-33
        }
}
Serial measurements of plasma volume and ascites volume were made during treatment with large doses of oral diuretics in 14 patients with stable chronic liver disease. Eight patients had pitting edema in addition to ascites. Reproducibility of ascites and plasma volume measurements was verified in 10 control subjects not receiving diuretics. Six patients without edema undergoing rapid diuresis lost a mean of 1.2 +/- 0.2 L of ascites and an equivalent amount of weight (1.3 +/- 0.4 kg) per day… CONTINUE READING
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