Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts for refractory ascites: assessment of clinical and hormonal response and renal function.

@article{Somberg1995TransjugularIP,
  title={Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts for refractory ascites: assessment of clinical and hormonal response and renal function.},
  author={Kenneth A Somberg and John R. Lake and Stephen J. Tomlanovich and Jeanne M. Laberge and Vickie A. Feldstein and Nathan Michael Bass},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={709-16}
}
Cirrhosis is frequently complicated by ascites that may become resistant to diuretic therapy. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) represent a new treatment for this debilitating condition. The aim of this study was to ascertain the clinical efficacy of TIPS, as well as its impact on renal function and on hormonal parameters. Five inpatients with refractory ascites were studied prospectively before TIPS, and 3 and 14 days after TIPS. After TIPS, ascites completely resolved or… CONTINUE READING

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